Lovern Kindzierski has been recognized by the Comic Buyer’s Guide survey as one of comics’ most influential colorists in the history of the industry. He has designed colour for every major publisher in the industry and been nominated several times as Best Colourist for both the Eisner and Harvey Awards. Lovern won a Wizard Fan Award for his work in 1993 and 1994 as well as a Comic Buyer’s Fan Award in 1998.
Lovern holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Honours) and his paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions. After receiving his degree from the University of Manitoba he worked as a courtroom sketch artist and contributed to animation on the Children’s Television Workshop, both as an employee of CBC Television. Lovern also maintained a healthy freelance career assisting the likes of Richard Condie on his animation and George Freeman on his comic illustration. He then went on to co-found Digital Chameleon and introduce computers to comic book production, which changed the standards of comic production and colour forever. Digital Chameleon was Canada’s premiere color art studio. The company of artists worked for every major publisher in the industry – on almost every type of publication – and on some of comics’ most successful and award-winning titles.
Lovern’s interests in the comics medium have lead him to explore many aspects of the industry. His ability as a writer has been utilized by several principal publishers. Lovern’s first published writing in the comic industry was a short story in the Marvel Comics “Within Our Reach” anthology, entitled “So This is Christmas”. Since then Lovern has gone on to script the series “Agents of Law” for Dark Horse Comics, then help recreate the character “Lunatik” for Marvel through a couple of limited series: “Marvel Presents” and “Lunatik”, and a “Cosmic Powers Special”. In 1997 he wrote six issues of the ongoing “Tarzan” series for Dark Horse, which got him nominated for Best Writer at the following Harvey Awards. After completing his Tarzan work, Lovern was invited to write “The Victorian” series for Penny Farthing Press. Following that, he wrote a series of stories in the tradition of the Arabian Nights for Heavy Metal magazine. These stories have been collected in an album, “Demon Wind”, and are now distributed by Heavy Metal in the United States and by Norma Publishing in Europe. Lovern is presently writing the second book of the Shame trilogy for Renegade Arts Entertainment.
Lovern has always kept a door open to new talent and has mentored many talented new artists. This was achieved through his workshops at several schools from Winnipeg to London, England and also through his instruction of the Graphic Narrative course at the University of Manitoba School of Art.