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Artist | Gabe Ostley


United States


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About Gabe Ostley


Gabe Ostley is the artist for DC Comics' The Hammer, as well as Hero Action Persons, Snatcher Bodies, and My Date With Medusa, published by Devil's Due Digital. His most recent comic work is MOTH, published by The Cincinnati Review. He was born in Minnesota and graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in Sequential Art. After working in illustration and licensed characters in New York City, he moved to Hong Kong to the post of Artist-in-Residence for Yew Chung Education Foundation. His work has expanded to include murals and large scale sculptural works in addition to paintings in exhibitions around Hong Kong. Recently he has worked in animation for Filmages. He's also storyboarded, filmed, and edited several documentaries and short films for Yew Chung.


Artist Statement


I am an Anarchist Cartoonist Samurai. Graphical language and the distortion of time and space through imaginative devices are components I strive to use in my work.





Multi-faceted work in a variety of media. Experience as an artist-in-residence in an international school, film maker, animator, comic book writer and artist, character designer, caricature artist, and editorial illustrator. Collaborations with teams of artists on every stage of production through many forms of media.



-strong story-telling skills

-Ability to translate and analyze scenes from written form into visual production

-Understanding of cinematic sense and dramatic structure

-Able to create cartoon and realistic styles with emphasis on composition and perspective

-Skills to re-invent, refresh, and express action and emotion through drawing and multi-media software

-Great ability to work collaboratively and independently; quickly and clearly



Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sequential Art 

Savannah College of Art & Design (2004) 

University of Minnesota (1999-2001) 

Anoka-Ramsey Community College (1997)


Teaching Experience 

Yew Chung Education Foundation (2005-2014) 

-Co-teaching art classes at the Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary levels. 

-Hosted film making workshops and lectures for the Yew Chung Community College students


Savannah College of Art & Design Adult Educators Forum (Summer 2002)

-Teaching Assistant in Wood Block Printing workshop for high school art teachers



2005- 2014 | Artist-in-Residence 

Yew Chung Education Foundation


Worked with students ages 2-20 on small scale and large scale art projects. 

Wrote, filmed, and edited a variety of film projects including (2) documentaries for the school entitled: “Artists-in-

Residence at Yew Chung” and “YCIS: Science: The Scientist-in-Residence Program”

Employed interior design skills to paint murals and design sculptures. 

Designed posters, banners, logos, company letterheads, and production materials

Hosted after school art activities that included film making and comic book workshops

Co-curated large school wide art exhibitions annually

Travelled to other campuses in mainland China to initiate art programs and collaborate on interior design

Participated in art exhibitions within the city and community of Hong Kong

Published graphic novels and comic books with various international publishers


2014 | Moth

Published by The Cincinnati Review

Worked closely with Australian playwright, Declan Greene, to adapt his play, Moth, into a 56 page full color hard cover graphic novel.


2013 | Eagleburger 

Published on IndyPlanet.com

Hired a team, co-wrote with Rudy Dean and Jef Stout, and illustrated in color with Adobe Photoshop a 126 page graphic novel.


2012 | My Date with Medusa 

Published by Devil’s Due Digital

A Greek myth comic adaptation with writer A.D. Shaddox, painted by Ru, with drawings by me.


2012 | Snatcher Bodies 

Published by Devil’s Due Digital

A black and white graphic novel written by A.D. Shaddox with drawings and tones by me.


2011 | Hero Action Persons 

Published by Devil’s Due Digital

A 200 page full color graphic novel series written by A.D. Shaddox, with digital colors by Ru, and drawings by me.


2009-2010 | The Hammer 

Published by DC Comics

Award winning series published by DC Comics in which I was a key creator and penciller and worked with writer 

Sam Little, inker Rob Berry, and colorist Steve Steiner.


2009 | Tangled: The Art of Hair 

Exhibition La Belle Salon, G/F, Shop No. 1 Glenealy Tower No. 1, Central, Hong Kong

Completed a drawing series called ‘Bald Spotting’ for a group exhibition at a hair salon in downtown Hong Kong with artists Emily Eldridge, Haruka Ashida Ostley, Wesley Terpstra, Ashley Terpstra, and Rico Tsui.


2009 | Something to Say 

Exhibition at Philia Lounge, Central, Hong Kong

A large series of paintings and collages centered around the idea of what we say about ourselves with the t-shirts we wear. Included work from artists Emily Eldridge, Haruka Ashida Ostley, Wesley Terpstra, and Ashley Terpstra.


2008 | Teachers 

Published by DC Comics

A webcomic series that won 4th place in February of 2008 and was later a selection for the Zuda Comics Invitational in July of that same year. I created, wrote, and did the artwork for this short series.


2004-2005 | Freelance Illustrator 

S.I International Illustration | New York, NY

Worked with a team of artists to follow the house style on digital inking assignments for a variety of licensed children’s books including Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Kids Next Door, and PEEPS.

Worked with agents, artists, and publishers in the assistance of selection of artists for projects and delivered reference materials to make deadlines.


2001-2003 | Caricature Artist 

Tom Richmond Illustration | Mall of America and Valleyfair, Minnesota

Interpreted and exaggerated forms from real life into humorous cartoon drawings.

Collaborated with artists and subjects from all over the world.

Operated airbrush and employed various techniques to achieve a variety of textures and atmospheres.

Worked quickly and independently in high pressure situations.


1999-2001 | Editorial Illustrator 

The Minnesota Daily | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Worked with writers in several departments to create illustrations in a variety of styles for a daily newspaper.

Wrote and illustrated weekly cartoons entitled “Otherwhere,” “Vacuums & Hamburgers” and “Universe City.”

Worked quickly to meet daily deadlines



Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

Proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture, video and installation art










Should you be interested in working with the artist, please contact us hello.mobart@gmail.com.


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