Friday, August 19, 2016

Jan Duursema - Aayla Secura

2016.07.09 Garden State Comic Fest, Morristown, NJ

Jan Duursema is an artist known for her work on Star Wars, for which she created the characters Denin and Vila from Naldar, the Twi'lek Jedi Aayla Secura and the Kiffar Jedi Quinlan Vos.  However her work goes far beyond the Star Wars Universe. 

Duursema's first published work appeared in Heavy Metal in July 1979, followed by Sgt. Rock art for DC Comics.   With writer Paul Kupperberg she co-created the character Arion, who first appeared in The Warlord #55, March 1982. The character of Arion would eventually have his own book Arion, Lord of Atlantis, which ran from 1982 - 1985...

Star Wars #92 from Marvel Comics, featured Duurema's first work for the franchise, which continued through the Dark Horse titles, including Star Wars: Darth Maul mini-series, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi..

Other titles that feature Duursema's work include: the Outsiders, Saga of the Swamp Thing, Hawkworld, Detective Comics, Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Star Trek, X-Men, X-Factor, Spider-Man Unlimited, Elric and many others....

Aayla Secura is a Twi'lek Jedi appearing in Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, The Clone Wars (TV series)...

Duursema is currently working on Hexar Dusk with John Ostrander, which is being funded through Indiegogo!!!

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