Instructor Robert Atkins Featured in “America’s Army” Video Interview

Comics Experience art instructor Robert Atkins appears in a video interview about his work on the America’s Army comic project – the official free comic of the United States Army. In the video, Robert talks about his background, his work as an artist for comics and product packaging, and his involvement teaching at Comics Experience!

atkins-bio1The video shows Robert working in his studio, and discussing his career – from his time as a student at Savannah College of Art and Design, to his professional work with Tsunami Studios and IDW, where he worked on G.I. Joe with writer Chuck Dixon and editor Andy Schmidt. Robert also talks about his teaching experience, and the benefits of sharing his knowledge with CE students.

Robert offers other insights into his work – the appreciation for military service that he gained from his father; the importance of accuracy when drawing military comics; the materials he uses for reference in his comics and packaging art, and more!

Robert’s video on America’s Army is available online here. The comic series is available FREE online from IDW, or at

Our thanks to Robert for offering this glimpse into his work — and for mentioning Comics Experience! To learn about Robert’s upcoming CE courses, visit the course pages below.

Introduction to Comic Book Art – starts 2/11/2015

Introduction to Comic Book Inking & Rendering – starts 4/2/2015

Introduction to Figure Drawing & Anatomy – starts 4/8/2015

Introduction to Perspective & Environments – starts 8/5/2015

If you want to make comics, write, draw, letter, and color comics, or improve as a comics creator, you’ll find like-minded friends and colleagues in our online workshops and courses. We hope to see you there!

Posted by Nicole Boose