Andy Fish is an American artist, writer, and cartoonist.
Born in Massachusetts, Fish attended both the School of Visual Arts in New York City and Rhode Island School of Design where he continues to do portfolio reviews there for prospective students.
Currently he is working on both a book on How To Create Graphic Novels for Quarto Publishing in London and a new graphic novel adaption of Bram Stoker's DRACULA, both set to be released in the Fall of 2010.
In the fall of 2008 he began as a professor of art instruction at the Massachusetts College of Art and he also teaches a course on Graphic Novel Illustration for Emerson College in Boston.
His last graphic novel, FLY; A TRUE STORY COMPLETELY MADE UP was released to comic book stores worldwide as well as through Amazon and Target in the Fall of 2008. The book was met with some critical success, including one Eisner judge who said Fish was throwing some serious heat in contention for that prestigious award.
Fish created the independent comic book character Adam Bomb, and later introduced the character as one of the first online comic strips on the internet. The strip was turned into a series of popular Flash Animation Cartoons by Showtime Artist Rob Feldman, and has become something of a cult classic.
Andy's work as a painter has been featured in many solo gallery shows around the country including the recent Sucker's and Biter's Exhibit at the Adhoc Gallery in Brooklyn, NY as well as winning honorable mention at a recent show celebrating the Anniversary of the Smiley Face Icon created by Harvey Ball.
His work at ArtsWorcester was featured in the POP EUPHORIA show along with his partner Veronica Hebard.
As an author he has produced several graphic novels, including THE TRAGIC TALE OF TURKEY BOY and JERRY CLAUS; THE RETURN OF DARK SANTAupcoming books include THE SORROWFUL TALE OF BORIS THE TALKING CAT and THE GIRL WITH THE REALLY BIG THUMBS and an updated version of Bram Stoker's DRACULA called HARKER WANTED MAN. A Preview currently runs as an online DAILY COMIC STRIP at http://draculaharker.blogspot.com/
As a writer he is adapting Travis Simpkins essay into a screenplay which he hopes to direct himself. In the spring of 2009 he was contracted by Bazley Films to adapt their treatment for GANGSTERS into both a finished screenplay and a graphic novel.
A duo show called ATOMIC HEARTS AND THE ELECTRICAL BRAIN will feature nearly 150 pieces of original art he and his partner Veronica have created for the event at SPACE 242 in Boston which opens June 26, 2009.
In 2004 he won an INKY award for Internet Comics. In 2005 he was named New England Newspaper Illustrator of the Year for his cover to Worcester Magazine's CRAZY WORCESTER DRIVERS. Like to eat Pie.