Herb Trimpe was born on May 26, 1937 and is best remembered as the longtime, imaginative Marvel artist on “The Incredible Hulk”. He joined Marvel Comics Group in 1967, after a year in Vietnam and three years as a student at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Trimpe was initially hired by Stan Lee as a production assistant.
Herb Trimpe worked on several titles for the next three decades, mainly on “The Fantastic Four” and “The Incredible Hulk”. During the 1970s, he illustrated several Marvel series based on Japanese figures, such as “Shogun Warriors” and “Godzilla”. He also pencilled titles like “Nick Fury” and “The ‘Nam” as well.
In the 1980s Trimpe worked on licensed titles like “The Transformers”, “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” and “G.I. Joe: Special Missions”, as well as the “Transformers-G.I. Joe” cross-over. Herb Trimpe left Marvel Comics in 1996 when his regular “Fantastic Four” title was dropped.
After leaving Marvel Comics, Trimpe returned to college to finish his bachelor's degree. He later taught art at Eldred Central School for a period of two years. He has occasionally returned to comic book pencilling, such as “BPRD: The War on Frogs” for Dark Horse Comics in 2008. Trimpe’s pencil work stood out for its surreal moodiness but stood-out even greater when inked by someone with tried & true respect for his pencils.
He recently pencilled BPRD: The War on Frogs for Dark Horse and still remains a fan favourite to this day. He currently takes on occasional projects for various publishers.