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Paul Chadwick
Paul Chadwick in 2006.jpg
Paul Chadwick at the 2006 Stumptown Comics Fest.
Born1957 (age 64–65)
Seattle, Washington, United States
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Artist
AwardsInkpot Award (1994)[1]

Paul Chadwick (born 1957)[2] is an American comic book creator best known for his series Concrete about a normal man trapped in a stone body.[3]


Born in Seattle, Chadwick grew up in its suburb Medina, where his father, Stephen F. Chadwick, was the city attorney. As a teenager, he participated in Apa-5, the amateur press alliance of comics fans, and in 1979 graduated from the Art Center College of Design, where he had majored in illustration.[2]

Chadwick began his career creating storyboards for Disney, Warner Brothers, Lucasfilm and other film studios, contributing to such films as Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Strange Brew, The Big Easy, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, Lies and Miracle Mile.

He drew issues of the comic book Dazzler, published by Marvel Comics, before creating Concrete, first published by Dark Horse Comics in Dark Horse Presents #1 (July 1986). He wrote Gifts of the Night for DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, with art by John Bolton.

After working on several Matrix comics, Chadwick was asked by the Wachowskis to write the MMORPG The Matrix Online. He outlined the general story direction and offshoots of events in the game. Chadwick also illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.

In May 2015, Chadwick announced he is working on a new Concrete series entitled Stars over Sand.[4] In November 2017, he reported he was still at work on the story, describing it as Concrete being "hit by lightning and rendered amnesiac. He discovers the world anew, and, somewhat paranoid, becomes a danger to his loved ones and others."[5]


Chadwick won the Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist for 1989,[citation needed] and was nominated for Harvey Awards for Best Artist, Writer, and Writer/Artist that same year.[citation needed]


DC Comics

Dark Horse Comics

Marvel Comics


  1. ^ Inkpot Award
  2. ^ a b "Bio". Paul Chadwick official website. Archived from the original on February 10, 2018. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Arnold, Andrew D. (June 11, 2005). "Heavy". Time.
  4. ^ "Paul Chadwick To Do More Concrete".
  5. ^ Chadwick, Paul (November 9, 2017). "See you in Vancouver?". Paul Chadwick official blog. Retrieved April 10, 2019.


Preceded byM. D. Bright Dazzler artist 1984-1985 Succeeded byNone