VALIANT SPOTLIGHT
B. CHANG
SPOTLIGHT ON BERNARD CHANG
 
    The Visitor, Valiant's newest blockbuster coming this December, has a lot going for it: mystery; all-out superhero action; and Bernard Chang. Bernard never expected to get this far in comics, but this young star's work has grabbed many fans' attention. Bernard credits his success in comics to training in figure drawing he received at the New World School of the Arts, in Miami, and storytelling tips from people at Valiant Comics.
 
    Valiant Editor-in-Chief Bob Layton, veteran inker and writer, helped Bernard in their run on The Second Life of Doctor Mirage, going over the plots, and sometimes acting out scenes. "The guys at Valiant share an enthusiasm for the art of storytelling," said Chang. "I just try to make the pictures as powerful as the words."
 
    Bernard sees strong comparisons between film and comics. "As an artist, you're an actor, giving characters expressions. You're a director; whatever you draw is what readers will see. You have to pick your shots carefully."
 
    Expect to see even bolder work from Bernard in Valiant's The Visitor. "The Visitor is different from Doctor Mirage, which had a romantic flare. The Visitor will have even more action shots and a faster pace."
 
CREDENTIALS:
Archer & Armstrong: 9
H.A.R.D. Corps: 5
Deathmate: Yellow, Previews
Turok, Dinosaur Hunter: 2, 3
The Second Life of Doctor Mirage: 1-7, 9-13 (all covers 1-13)
Chaos Effect: Alpha, Omega
 
Covers
Valiant Reader: 1
Wizard Valiant Special
Hero: 1, 13
 
HISTORY:
Born in Montreal, Canada.
Has lived in Miami, Indiana, and Taiwan.
Big break came at the 1992 San Diego Comic Convention, shopping around his portfolio. "Bob (and the guys at Valiant) were the only ones to let me go to bat for them."
 
EDUCATION:
New World School of the Arts, Miami.
Attends Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, as an architect major.
 
HOBBIES and STUFF:
Sneaking into movie theaters.
Playing Sega.
Captain of Pratt's Division III basketball team.
 
PAST LIFE:
Miami Heat ball boy.