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Robert Hack
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Comic book/sketchcard illustrator and eloquent hillbilly. Cover artist for IDW's Doctor Who, and various Archie titles.
As announced at Wondercon this weekend, a new X-Files five-issue miniseries with variant covers by me! I'll post my covers once IDW gives the OK.  Here's the press release:

MULDER & SCULLY UNCOVER THE PAST IN
THE X-FILES: YEAR ZERO
The Case That Started It All Debuts At IDW!
 
San Diego, CA (April 20, 2014) – In its first year at IDW, The X-Files Season 10 has pitted FBI special agents Mulder and Scully against monsters, cults, conspiracies, and more, and now the duo will unravel a mystery that dates back to the very beginning of “the X-Files.” The brand-new five-issue miniseries, The X-Files: Year Zero, debuts this July with an original tale suited for both X-Files diehards and mystery fans alike!
 
In the 1940s, a shadowy informant known as “Mr. Xero” directed the FBI to a number of paranormal cases that would soon be classified as “X-Files,” which were reserved for the improbable and unexplainable. When faced with an eerily similar “Mr. Zero” in the present, Agent Mulder resolves to uncover the truth about who this mystery person is and their connection to these cases.
 
The multi-talented veteran Karl Kesel (FF, Superboy) makes his debut at IDW as the writer on the series. Vic Malhotra (The X-Files: Conspiracy: The Crow) and Greg Scott (The X-Files: Season 10) will be splitting art duties with Malhotra providing the art for the 1940s sequences and Scott drawing the present day storyline. Covers will be provided by Season 10’s Carlos Valenzuela, with pulp-novel-inspired subscription variants by Robert Hack (Doctor Who) and a retailer incentive cover by Eisner Award-winner Francesco Francavilla for the first installment.
 
“The origins of the X-Files unit of the FBI were only hinted at in the TV show, and we’re proud to present the story of how the precursors of our favorite paranormal agents established the division in the late 1940s,” says editor Denton J. Tipton. “I think Bing and Millie will become fan-favorites alongside Mulder, Scully, Reyes and Doggett.”
 
“I’ve always thought the 40s would be a wonderful setting for X-Files, with the Russian red menace, atomic mutations and flying saucers all lurking in the shadows— what I like to think of as ‘UFO Noir.’” said Kesel from an undisclosed location. “Of course, iconic characters like Mulder and Scully are a joy to write, and being given the opportunity to introduce their predecessors— Bing Ellinson and Millie Ohio— well, the truth is it’s all a little unbelievable to me. But the unbelievable is what X-Files is all about, isn’t it?”
 
With an upcoming board game from IDW Games, the ongoing Season 10 series, and now this new adventure into the past, IDW is the essential stop for fans of The X-Files! Stay up to date at facebook.com/idwpublishing!

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alexyoshida Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Heya, wondering if you'll be doing Jake's again this year? I've already RSVP'd and I've got a table at Sci Fi con, hope to see you at one or the other (or both!) :)
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RobertHack Apr 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You'll totally see me at both.  See you there!
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nlnrose Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice!! I was wondering if you work with the sonic/mega man branches of archie or something else?
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RobertHack Feb 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!  No, I haven't worked on the Sonic/Mega Man line.  I've done stuff with regular Archie, Afterlife with Archie and some of the Red Circle titles.  If you'd like to see me work on the Sonic/MM Universe the best way to do that is to tell the editors (it really doesn't work if I tell the editors, it's the fans who's opinions matter!).  Tweets/facebook/emails to Archie, editors and publishers do a lot of good.  I don't just mean that in self serving way, either.  If there's ANY creator you'd like to see work on ANY book, telling the people in charge can start wheels in motion.  Often times it just takes being said out loud.

Or you can tweet at me and I'll bring it to Archie's attention. twitter.com/Robert_Hack

Thanks again!
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nlnrose Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ps for red circle you didn't work on new crusaders did you? (never read that one, but I might get into it.)
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RobertHack Feb 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, yeah- I did a cover that hasn't come out yet: www.deviantart.com/art/New-Cru…
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nlnrose Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
not a problem!
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RobertHack Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
And it's just that simple.  Thanks!  If it pans out, I will let you know.
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HotaruThodt Dec 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for allowing :deviant-mars: to featured your awesome artwork. : )
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panzerjon Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loved your Who art!!
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