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"Ghostbusters" call on UW–Stout professor for new comic

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by Eric Koeppel

Aw, hell, dawg(s).
Aw, hell, dawg(s).

When you need an artist, who can draw real good, who ya gonna call? Erik Evensen!

Erik Evensen
Erik Evensen

Last fall, UW–Stout art and design professor Erik Evensen received a call from “Ghostbusters,” and being a big fan of the classic 1984 comedy, he couldn’t refuse their offer. Evensen was asked to assist with the illustration of the most recent “Ghostbusters” comic book, which came out on Wed., Jan. 29, the 30th anniversary of the film.

The comic is by IDW Publishing, who owns the rights to “G.I. Joe,” “Star Trek,” “Transformers” and many more. This is the first time that Evensen has worked with IDW and writer Erik Burnham. The duo’s 6-page story is titled “The Field Trip” and takes place at a spooky natural history museum. Is there any other kind?

“There’s always a little bit of pressure when you’re working on a property that’s been loved by so many people for such a long time,” Evensen said. “I’ve been a lifelong ‘Ghostbusters fan myself, so I understand how tricky this is.”

Evensen has done design work for corporations like Coca-Cola and Wells Fargo, and he has published two graphic novels: “Gods of Asgard” in 2007 and “The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay” in 2013.

For more information on Evensen and the “Ghostbusters” comic, go here.

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