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Instructor of fine art drawing, heroic figure drawing, inking with croquill & brush, human & animal anatomy, sequential art & cartooning, watercolor/acrylic/pastel painting, Scott Hanna is a busy professional artist & top inker in the graphic novel industry.  His drawing & inking work appears monthly in print for a number of superhero graphic novels and comics. One of the most prolific artists in the field, Mr. Hanna has inked well over 200 graphic novels for the top two publishers in the industry, or approximately 24,000 pages of graphic art.

At Marvel Comics, Scott’s worked on all the top characters at the company, including the Avengers, Spider-Man, IronMan, the X-Men, Wolverine, Avengers vs X-Men and the Hulk. He’s drawn Spider-man for thirty years, working on almost every title starring the wall-crawler. At DC Comics, he worked on many of their major titles, including Superman, Justice League, Green Lantern Corps and Suicide Squad and most notably a five year run on Detective Comics starring Batman. He is also co-creator of the newspaper strip "Dodge & Hustle."




Marvel and DC Comics artist Scott Hanna at his art studio at Arts and Fashion Institute™ at an open house event speaking to the Doylestown Intelligencer newspaper reporter about inking comic book art

Scott Hanna is a third generation artist. His grandfather did manuscript and book illumination and his mother, Annette Hanna, is a grand master pastel artist and an award winning portrait and landscape artist. Scott majored in illustration at Pratt Institute in NYC. 


With guest appearances on national and local television, radio, museums, historical societies, libraries, podcasts, the internet and national and international comic book conventions, Scott has made a name as an accomplished lecturer. He authored an article on the “inking process’ for Wizard magazine and taught sequential art at several local colleges and private art schools before co-founding the Arts and Fashion Institute™ in Bucks County, Eastern Pennsylvania.


 I believe every student must strive to put visual variety, excitement, focus & energy into their art and learn strong fundamentals, such as anatomy, lighting, composition & draftsmanship in order to develop their own unique styles. Art is a lifelong pursuit with perpetual growth & sharing.


Marvel Entertainment Group Intʼl - Marvel Comics, NYC  1992 to present Illustrator & inker on graphic novels & monthly comic books: Spiderman, X-Men, IronMan, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Fantastic Four, The Avengers, DareDevil, Ghost Rider, Captain America, Wolverine, Punisher. Inker on limited edition Hollywood movie tie-ins/merchandising.

ABC-TVʼs “Castle” graphic novel for season 3 finale & season 4 premiere & season 6/7.

Time/Warner Entertainment - DC Comics, NYC  1988 to present Illustrator & inker on graphic novels & monthly comic books including Batman, Legends of the Dark Knight, Shadow of the Bat, Superman, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Green Lantern, Flash, Batman & Robin, Robin, Detective Comics, The Outsiders, Teen Titans, etc. Inker on limited edition Batman movie tie-ins & merchandising.

TV Guide Inker on Spiderman magazine cover, issue for week of April 27-May 3, 2002

Wizard Magazine (national magazine for movie, comic & toy trades)  2003 Wrote & illustrated article on methods & stages in graphic novel visual story telling.


Regular guest appearances on WFMZ-TV


WLVT-TV PBS 39 News Tonight - art feature in Arts and Culture segment


Turner Classic Movies network - Host Ben Mankiewicz interview on "The Third Man"

Clan McDonald Live Show - Regular appearances on twice weekly comic art show


Comcast Headline News Interview on Michener exhibit “Art of the Graphic Novel”


“Geeks With Issues” (cable TV program) Guest speaker on talk show - Berkshire, MA


2009 Home Shopping Club Spokesperson/guest artist for comic book sales - 1995


QVC Network Spokesperson/guest artist for comic book memorabilia sales - 1993-4


NY1 News Featured interview on Batman storyline “Knightfall” 1993 


Also many podcasts, youtube interviews & dozens of local news stories.


“Inkwell” awards:

2018 Favorite Inker,

2018 Most Adaptable Inker,

2017 Favorite Inker,

2017 Props Award,

2012 Most Adaptable Inker,

2012 Props Award, 

2011 Favorite Inker,

2011 Most Adaptable Inker,

2010 Most Adaptable Inker,


Wizard Magazineʼs Wizard Fan award:

2004 Best Inker


Eisner award:

2002 Best Serialized Story


Arts and Fashion Institute™- All fine art classes in Drawing, Painting, Anatomy, Sequential Art, and Cartooning. 2012-present

Baum School of Art/Lehigh Carbon CC - Figure Drawing & Sequential Art. 2010-11

Allentown Art Museum - sequential art, visual story telling, illustration. 2007, 2010

Michener Museum of Art Doylestown - Taught college & HS instructors how to use graphic novel format to inspire students. 2010

Bucks County Libraries - sequential art & visual story-telling. 2017, 2012, 2010, 2006

Michener Museum of Art Doylestown - sequential art, visual story telling, illustration, animation. 2016, 2014, 2006.     

Bucks County Community College - sequential art. 2002


PRATT INSTITUTE - 1980-84 for BFA in Communication Design & Illustration - studied under renowned illustrator Barron Storrey (now teaching at Art Center in CA)
Carl Lundgren 1983-4 Fantasy/Syfy illustrator

PROFESSIONAL: Stan Lee, John Romita Jr, Chris Claremont, J Michael Strazinski, Joe Quesada, Mark Bagley, George Perez, Jack Kirby, Nick Cardy, Walt & Louise Simonson, Adam Kubert, Lee Weeks, David Finch, Grant Morrison, Brian Michael Bendis, Zeb Wells


Scott's recent students are at some of the top sequential art colleges in the U.S. - SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design), Ringling in FLA & Pratt Institute in NYC. Former students work in Sequential Art fields at major publishers in NYC & LA.

Not only is the Arts and Fashion Institute the finest Sequential Art School in Allentown PA region, it is the only deeply focused Sequential Art School In Pennsylvania taught by a current artist working at both Marvel and DC Comics and doing Hollywood film projects.

Arts and Fashion Institute™ Study with industry pro - Marvel & DC Comics artist Scott Hanna, who offers fine and sequential art classes in Bethlehem PA area.
AFI™ is proud to be awarded as one of the finest art schools in Pennsylvania with a 5 out of 5 stars rating. Mr. Hanna's rare knowledge is poured into every class.



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