Monday, May 19, 2014

Nathan Thomas Milliner

The art of Nathan Thomas Milliner is easily recognizable to many horror fans. He is an incredibly prolific illustrator, writer and film-maker whose work appears everywhere a horror fan might look. Born and raised in Louisville Kentucky, Mr. Milliner has earned a respected place in the inner circle of horror art, and is consistently producing outstanding new artwork for various comics, films, and horror conventions. After seeing the 1989 film "Batman", Nate decided he wanted to make comic books and after 14 years of studying the medium he finally made his dream come true when his crime saga "The Malevolent" made it's debut in the pages of "Feral Comix Presents #1" in 2003.  In 2006, Nate began publishing his own set of graphic novels for "The Malevolent" series to rave reviews.  In 2007, Nate published his first horror comic, "Girl Number Three" which was soon being adapted to film by a local filmmaker, Herschel Zahnd III, who believed it to be "one of the best horror stories I've ever read."  The film was released in 2009.  During all of this, Nate was also able to fulfill yet another lifelong dream of working in the horror genre when he became a staff artist and writer for HorrorHound Magazine, producing two covers for the publication in 2009, one of which earned him a Rondo Award nomination in which he took second runner up honors.

Nathan has recently published Volume One of his Monsters and Madmen artbook series--his first artbook.  And he has just finished writing and directing his first directorial effort with the film "A Wish for the Dead" set for release in Summer 2013. Nate lives in Kentucky with his wife Brenda and their daughter Lily.

Original horror movie art by Nathan Thomas Milliner.

In 2012 Nathan was tapped by Shout! Factory to be the premiere artist on their new sister label "SCREAM! FACTORY" and commissioned him to provide original artwork for the dvd/blu ray special editions of Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, The Funhouse, Terror Train, Deadly Blessing, The Burning, The Howling, Day of the Dead, Night of the Demons, Night of the Comet, Sleepaway Camp, and Motel Hell.

Shout!/Scream! Factory Blu-ray cover artwork by Nathan Thomas Milliner.
Find these titles on Blu-ray and DVD at Amazon: Scream! Factory.
Nathan's favorite horror movie characters to draw is Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. His favorite slasher film series is Nightmare on Elm Street. Horror had always peaked his interest but it wasn’t until 1988 at the age of 12 that he asked his mom if he could watch a double feature of Freddy’s Revenge and Dream Warriors. He fell in love. Nathan started drawing Freddy all of the time. Nathan couldn’t believe when he was paid to draw Freddy professionally a few years ago. Nathan's favorite horror movie actor is Vincent Price. His most favorite project that he had worked on was the cover art for Halloween II for Scream Factory's Blu-ray release. He was and still honored to receive that project.
Shout!/Scream! Factory Blu-ray cover artwork by Nathan Thomas Milliner.
Find these titles on Blu-ray and DVD at Amazon: Scream! Factory.
Clients & Associates: HorrorHound Magazine, Shout!/Scream! Factory, Fright Rags, Rotten Cotton, Creepy Tees, Fright Night Film Fest/Fandomfest, Cap's Works, The Weinstein Company, Brian Pullido, Cleve Hall (Monster Man), Chastity Bites, NSM Records, The Ecstacy of Film, Feral Comix, Rebel Rouser Comics, PLB Comics, Dirtknap FX, Sun Dog Records, John Kerr, Kissing Fish, Strange Kids, Brian Sweet's "Arcane", Rage Magazine, Sagas, The Reverend Horton Heat, Lady Death, Bloodstained Romance, Fright Rags, Creepy Tees, Rotten Cotton, Scared Silly: The Films of Joe Dante, Renegade Art Productions, Pensake Comics and The Big Bone.
Below is a brand new sculpt by mask artist/creator Sam McCain, based on the original concept art by Nathan Thomas Milliner. It has been re-titled “Walking Death”.

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