VALIANT SPOTLIGHT artists'
profile on...RAGS MORALES
Rising star Rags
Morales first received popular notice with his work on the now defunct Forgotten
Realms. His powerful pencils brought TSR's fantasy world to life.
Recently Rags' work on Turok, Dinosaur Hunter has shown he has risen to a new level. His
action sequences are so fluid and dynamic, the characters seem to move
across the page. If you haven't seen Rags' work before, check out Turok
#12. Written by Mike Baron, it features one of the best action
sequences ever done in comics. Rags' next project for Valiant is Geomancer
#1, featured in this month's Previews.
Archer & Armstrong issue
Turok, Dinosaur Hunter
issues #4-6, 10-13
Forgotten Realms issues
#1-16, 19, 21, 23
Black Condor issues #1-6, 9-12
Mighty Crusaders issues #1-4
Manhattan-born October 21, 1966.
Raised in Landing, NJ.
Currently resides in Pennsylvania.
Initial interest in comics started at
a young age. "I was the only Puerto Rican kid in the neighborhood, so
comics were a real refuge."
First break was drawing Captain
Action for Main Publishing.
Mostly self-taught, with two years of
Neal Adams, José Luis
Garcia-Lopéz, Jim Aparo, John Buscema, Mike Golden, Frank
Frazetta, Alex Raymond, Charles Dana Gibson, George Bridgman, Norman
Rockwell, Winsor MacCay.
OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS:
-Softball, basketball (favorite teams
are the Mets and the Knicks)
"My mother thought I was weird --
she used to yell at me to go outside and play but all I wanted to do