About Rob Prior
From the moment Rob Prior was born, he was destined to be an artist. Not only was he internationally published by the age of 15, Rob also taught himself how to create art with both hands, or even do math homework while he painted.
Now, he's a leader in the pop culture art world, comic book artist for Marvel (and more), a sculptor, now is post production on his first movie, and a creator having sold numerous TV pitches to major networks. Later this year, he’s opening a gallery show, the Stan Lee legacy collection, featuring Stan lee as a character in his iconic comic cook covers as a way to commemorate the late icon.
Prior’s family began training him for greatness when most kids are still coloring, and by the time toddlers are learning their shapes and how to stay in the lines, Rob was going on to painting with oil and using artists’ charcoal.
When he was 10, Rob decided that he needed to learn how to be an artist with both hands in case something ever happened to his natural dominant right hand.
“For the next couple years I refused to use my right hand as my dominant hand,” Prior said in his interview. “So, I switched playing guitar, I switched throwing a football, throwing a baseball, I switched it all.”
As a comic book artist, Rob has worked with Marvel, D.C., the original art for the movie poster for Star Wars - The Force Awakens, Fine art for merchandising for Game of Thrones, Todd McFarlane, Steven Spielberg, Kevin Eastman, and Image Comics, to name a few, with his most notable credits on Ironman, Captain America, Spawn, Terminator, Deep Space 9, Evil Ernie, Melting Pot, Lady Death, and Heavy Metal.
As a leading storyboard artist, Prior has provided storyboards for advertising campaigns such as Budweiser and Nikon, as well as for the gaming industry, for Titlist, 2K Games, Terminator 3 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He also created all the storyboards and animatics for the video games Ghost Rider and The Darkness.
As an illustrator, Prior has supplied cover art and interior art material for Steve Jackson Games, TSR (Dungeons and Dragons), Wizards of the Coast, Battle of the Lords of the 23rd Century, and many others.
Prior has directed short films and music videos in which he has storyboarded, production designed/art directed and did all practical effects for each and is in post production for Painted Beauty. Prior is also the VP of creative for Heavy Metal.
Art department (20 credits)
2017/II - Escape Room (poster artist)
2015 -The Culling (poster artist)
2012 - The Darkness II (Video Game) (concept artist) / (storyboard artist)
2011 - The Dungeon Master (Short) (poster artist)
2008 - Irish Twins (Short) (poster artist)
2007 - WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2008 (Video Game) (background artist) / (concept artist)
2007 - Tooth and Nail (poster artist)
2007 - The Darkness (Video Game) (storyboard artist)
2007 - ELI (Short) (conceptual artist)
2007/ - Tumbling After (poster artist)
2007 - Ghost Rider (Video Game) (storyboard artist)
2006 - Travis Pastrana's Baja Diaries (TV Movie documentary)
(art department artist)
2006 - Saints Row (Video Game) (concept artist)
2006 - Freestyle Prague (Video documentary) (art department
2006 - Hoboken Hollow (poster artist)
2003 - Hulk (Video Game) (art department artist)
2003 - 2 Fast 2 Furious (poster artist - uncredited)
2002-2003 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) (art department
artist - 17 episodes)