Sep 9th 2007 By: Chris Dooley
During their panel today at the Baltimore Comicon, Top Cow Productions announced that their latest artistic find Michael Broussard has signed a three year exclusive contract with the publisher.
Broussard began his career in 2006 as one of the hopefuls selected during Top Cow's Talent Search and studied under Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri in the Top Cow Studio. His first published work appeared in Civil War: The Initiative where he assisted Silvestri and was quickly followed by his first solo professional work in Unholy Union, an over-sized crossover between Top Cow and Marvel characters written by Ron Marz (First Born, Witchblade). Broussard so impressed Top Cow Vice President of Editorial Rob Levin that he was given his biggest assignment to date and one of the crown jewels of Top Cow's publishing line, the new The Darkness ongoing written by Phil Hester (Green Arrow, Deep Sleeper).
Broussard has signed an exclusive contract with Top Cow Productions for the next three years as part of Top Cow's commitment to nurture and develop new talent and provide its fans with consistent creative teams on their two flagship titles, Witchblade and The Darkness.
"Michael is one of those rare talents that is almost ready to go out of the box," commented Levin, "We're incredibly thrilled to have secured him for our fans on The Darkness for years to come. Fans are going to be blown away by what he and Phil Hester do on this title."
"For me committing to Top Cow for the next three years is like setting up that move to check mate the king in chess. Because I'm here to kick ass," added Broussard.
Additional information regarding Michael Broussard and The Darkness can be found at www.topcow.com.