About Chris G
Chris Giarrusso is the Harvey award-nominated artist and writer best known for creating, writing, and drawing G-Man, a series of books loved by all ages. G-Man features a young superhero who gains fantastic powers when he wears a magic cape. The G-Man Super Journal: Awesome Origins, G-Man Learning to Fly, G-Man Cape Crisis, and G-Man Coming Home are available at bookstores and comic shops worldwide, and at online retailers like amazon.com. Chris’s work has been published by Andrews McMeel, Harper Collins, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Marvel, Image, IDW, Lion Forge, Valiant, Ahoy Comics, and several independent publishers.
Chris illustrated Officer Clawsome written by Brian “Smitty” Smith, published by Harper Collins on January 3, 2023. Officer Clawsome and his crime-fighting partner, Stariana, take on villains like Catfishburglar, Chowderhead, and the Brain Sturgeon.
Chris illustrated Hashtag: Danger in 2019, written by Tom Peyer, covers by Richard Williams, published by Ahoy Comics. Hashtag: Danger follows three socially awkward science adventurers through their space travels! Ahoy published the collected volume of the first five issues, Hashtag: Danger Volume One: Panic on Dinosaur Mountain!, in December 2019.
In 2018, Chris illustrated the comic series Encounter, written by Art Baltazar and Franco. Published by Lion Forge, Encounter follows the adventures of an alien who finds himself on planet earth and chooses to be a hero!
2015 saw the release of The G-Man Super Journal: Awesome Origins. In tandem with the book’s publication, Chris began work on G-Man Webcomics, a series of comics written and drawn by G-Man himself. Brand new G-Man Webcomics are available right here every Tuesday.
In 2012, Chris illustrated 12 Image variant covers, including The Walking Dead, Chew, and Invincible, in celebration of Image’s 25th anniversary. Chris illustrated the cover and wrote and illustrated the story, G-Man: Reign of the Robo Teachers, in the 2011 anthology book Reading with Pictures. 2010 featured Chris illustrating the covers and comic inserts for all four volumes of the Scholastic book series The Amazing Adventures of Nate Banks, and contributing a Guardians of the Globe cover and 4-page story, Image Untied, to the Image Comics Image United series. He was the illustrator for the first two years of the successful Emerald City Comicon webcomic, Tales from the Con, written by Brad Guigar.
In 1999, Chris Giarrusso created the world-famous Mini Marvels for Marvel Comics, writing and drawing dozens of comic strips and short stories which have been published in countless Marvel comics and collected editions. Chris even contributed two brand new characters to the Marvel Universe, fantastic fan-favorites “Elephant Steve” and “Archeology Jackson.”
Chris is still hard at work writing and drawing. Check out more of his books, art, and animation at his official website, chrisgiarrusso.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: The G-Man graphic novels are available at most bookstores and comic book shops. Please ask the bookstore managers for help finding or ordering them for you. G-MAN graphic novels can also be ordered on the internet through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online retailers.
A: Definitely. I’m currently working on the next G-Man Super Journal book.
A: Both. I created, wrote, penciled, inked, lettered, and colored all the G-Man stories.
A: I got my start as an intern at Marvel Comics while I was in college. Following the internship, I accepted a staff job in Marvel’s production department where I helped to format comics to make them ready for printing. After much pestering, Marvel finally agreed to start publishing some of my comic strips.
A: I didn’t go to an art school, but I took some art classes while I was in college. I mainly learned to draw comics by practicing on my own.
A: It was an old Fantastic Four comic where Ben was playing some sport on another planet or something.
A: Draw for fun and draw a lot. Don’t let anybody tell you that you’re doing it wrong.
A: Sorry, but no. There are far too many variables outside of my control involved in trying to fulfill these kinds of requests. Review the list of events and appearances and I can sign books in person if I’m in your area.
2019, The Hollywood Reporter • How ‘Hashtag: Danger’ Became an Adventure Comic for the Twitter Age
2015, School Library Journal • Chris Giarrusso on G-Man
2014, Comic Book Resources • Preview: Tales from the Con: Year #1
2013, New York Post • All-Ages Day! G-Man’s Chris Giarrusso
2012, LA Times • Jack Kirby Meets Charles Schulz: Chris Giarrusso’s G-Man in Flight
2010, Newsarama • Ain’t Nothin’ But a G Thang for Chris Giarrusso
2010, Newsarama • Giarrusso, Obama, & the Real Guardians of the Globe
2010, Comic Book Resources • Commentary Track: Image United #0
2009, Newsarama • NYCC ’09, Chris Giarrusso on G-Man’s Future
2009, Newsarama • Exclusive 12-page Image Preview: G-Man Volume 1: Learning to Fly TPB
2009, Comic Book Resources • Chris Giarrusso Talks G-Man!
2009, Comic Book Resources • Chris Giarrusso’s G-Man Brings His Cape Crisis to Image
2009, Comic Book Resources • Chris Giarrusso Flies with G-Man: Cape Crisis
2009, Comic Book Resources • Giarrusso Talks Mini Marvels: Secret Invasion
Comics, Libraries, and Education: Literacy Without Limits
Emerald City Comicon
New York Comic Con
North Carolina Comicon
Mid-Ohio Comic Con
San Diego Comic Con International
Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
Claxton Elementary • Greensboro, NC
Franklin Elementary • Rahway, NJ
Greensboro Day School • Greensboro, NC
Guilford Middle School • Greensboro, NC
Hyde Park Free Library • Hyde Park, NY
Metuchen Public Library • Metuchen, NJ
New Garden Friends School • Greensboro, NC
North Beach Elementary • Seattle, WA
Pierce Elementary • Oak Ridge, NC
PS169 Bay Terrace • Queens, NY
PS84 Magnet School for the Visual Arts, Brooklyn, NY
Roosevelt Elementary • South Plainfield, NJ