|The beauty of Glen Orbik’s art lies in the human aspect of his work. Known for his powerful painted images, Orbik’s renditions of Batman and Superman look as if they could exist in the real world. Orbik’s use of live models as a realistic starting point help him create these super heroic figures easily identifiable as more human than alien or iconic.
Orbik, as creator of “Truth, Justice, and the American Way”, and it’s companion piece, “Avenger of the Night”, has had his work grace many comic book covers, in addition to having his efforts appear on collectible lithographs and plates.
But it is in the DC Comics’ covers that Orbik’s dramatic style receives its greatest recognition. Often utilizing a “Film-Noir” style approach on such series’ as DC/Vertigo’s, “American Century”, DC’s, “Pulp Heroes”, “The Life Story of the Flash”, as well as several Batman titles, Glen has rendered scores of characters from the DC Universe.
Orbik has also worked for Marvel, Image, as well as for Universal concerning the “Hulk” movie; Sony for promotion of their Spiderman movie; created art for the “Dungeons and Dragons” games series as well as numerous book covers, most recently for two Ray Bradbury titles. Orbik has also instructed art for over twelve years.