Born in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Winston Blakely has a B.A. in Fine Arts. A former school teacher, Mr. Blakely has taught art appreciation to many inner-city children. He also has lectured at Four Towns College on comic book history, pop culture, showing the relationship between mythology, religion and superheroes.
Mr. Blakely was one of the resident inkers for Valiant Comics. While he was associated with the company, he worked on numerous titles, such as Eternal Warrior, Ninja, Bloodshot and Solar, Man of the Atom, etc. Later, the publisher of Millennium Comics was in need of a female character. Mr. Blakely with Luis Sierra created the first black alien sorceress named Little Miss Strange.
Mr. Blakely lists Frank Frazetta, Salvador Dali, Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence as his Fine Arts influences. In terms of comic book artists, Jack (King) Kirby, Steve Ditko, Wally Wood and Jim Starlin inspired Mr. Blakely’s work. For interested parties, Mr. Blakely’s work can be found at www.amazon.com. Furthermore, you can contact him for commissions at firstname.lastname@example.org