My debut graphic novel “Terminus at Fenton’s Green” was released in 2014 to rave reviews and was published by cult Indy publisher Markosia. This was followed up with a second OGN in 2015 with master of the Macabre, Cy Dethan, with “Indifference Engine 2 - the suicideshow”.
Whilst keeping one toe in Indy comics with various US based titles and David Lloyd’s “Aces Weekly”, I have been lead artist on several well known brands such as Cartoon Network’s Ben10 Magazine, illustrating licensed characters for Marvel and Hachettes “Draw The Marvel Way” and the regular artist on Panini’s run of Doctor Who Adventures.
“One of the most creative artists I’ve ever worked with. He’s fast, accurate, reliable and guaranteed to stun. His pages are always a joy.” Jason Quinn Editor at Panini UK (Doctor Who Adventures)
“Russ is one of the most professional and trustworthy artists I have ever had the privelege of working with. He has never missed a deadline and is generally ahead of schedule, plus his work is improving at an alarming rate! I look forward to working with him on many more projects and wholeheartedly recommend him to any and all other publishers.” Harry Markos Publisher at AAM Markosia
“It was a sheer pleasure writing comics for the extremely talented Russ Leach to illustrate. His work honours the golden age of comic illustrators (like Jack Kirby and Gil Kane) while also displaying a distinctly modern twist of his own.” Andrew Cartmel Freelance writer at Cartmel Creative
“Having worked in the comic book world for over 40 years it is good to be reminded of just why I entered it in the first place. Russ Leach�s illustration work does that for me. In fact it takes me back to the buzz I got from spinning the newsagent�s comic rack as a boy to see the latest wonders created by Steranko, Kirby, Buscema (Sal and John), Ditko and Kane. Now that was a buzz! Unlike so much of the work seen today of posing butch men and women in skintights and capes, Russ�s illustrations capture character, personality, mood, and setting that immediately pull you into the story. Every writer�s (and reader�s) dream illustrator. A joy to work with.” Tim Quinn Writer, Producer and Editor. Former Editor for Marvel on titles such as Xmen and Spiderman