Barry Crain

Story Artist

Barry began his career as an artist for Marvel & DC comics.
His first published comic was co-written by DC’s Suicide Squad comic creator John Ostrander and legendary ImprovOlympic founder Del Close. Del’s experimental long-form improvisational method had a lasting impact on Barry’s sense of narrative storytelling & character.

Later he expanded his craft as a storyboard artist for Warner Bros. Animation (Batman Beyond, Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Legion of Super-Heroes, etc.), produced an untold amount of story art for WB Games, Disney TV, and Cartoon Network, and has provided commercial storyboards for nearly every advertising agency in Chicago.

Currently, Barry is creating promotional art for The Novelizers (a comedy podcast hosted by Andy Richter), storyboarding a live-action independent film, and is developing a couple of graphic novels.