Started by:Periscope Studio was formed by Ron Randall, Karl Kesel, Terry Dodson, Matthew Clark, Pete Woods, Rebecca Woods, David Hahn, Paul Guinan, and Steve Lieber.
Current Members:Jonathan Case
Famous For:Periscope Studio is one of the largest, if not the largest conglomeration of freelance artists in the United States.
Some Projects They Have Worked On:Whiteout
Marvel Adventures: The Avengers
Spiderman Loves Mary Jane
Location:333 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
Contact InformationPhone - 503-242-2500
Email - email@example.com
Website:Website – www.periscopestudio.com
Blog – periscopestudio.blogspot.com
Intern With Periscope:Contact Steve Lieber at firstname.lastname@example.org
History:Periscope Studio was formed in 2002 by a small group of freelance industry professionals. They all had varying experience, with some members having little, and other have years and years in the comic business. They started under the name Mercury Studio and quickly outgrew their office space.
They have moved twice and now reside in their current location in downtown Portland, Oregon, in the Oregon Trail Building. Directly across their location is a line of lunch kiosks selling their wares and foods from localities and regions all around the world.
In 2007, they decided to change their name, mainly due to the fact that Mercury was already used by a local newspaper and google searches would take people to their site instead of the comic studio. They chose the name Periscope, partly from the imagery of how when you see a periscope, something much larger lurks beneath.
They current have a roster of many different pencillers, inkers, and writers and not only do comic book work, but advertising and other artistic duties. Although they are all freelancers, many of the artists work together on projects, doing backgrounds and inking pages for one another when they get in a jam. The studio is also a great place to nab a model for photo referencing.
With five years under their belt and a group that gets along and works happily together, Periscope Studio looks to continue its rise as a place that is becoming the pulse of the comic book industry.