Ian Dorian received his Masters degree in multi-media art from the Maryland Institute College of Art after graduating with his bachelor’s degree in fine art from Kean University where he majored in sculpture. To supplement his education he studied painting, marble carving, and the Italian language in Italy. He has been actively exhibiting his artwork for more than a decade.
From the age of nineteen Ian has apprenticed for artists employed by Marvel, Dc, and, Continuity comics where he had the opportunity to learn the art of comic illustration under the tutelage of such artists as Neal Adams, Joe Kubert, Adam Kubert, Mark Texeira, Mark Pacella, Rags Morales, Lou Small Jr and others along the way. Ian has worked as a sculptor, painter, Comic book illustrator, architectural renderer, toy designer/sculptor, graphic designer, Concept artist, assistant Jewelry Designer, and storyboard artist. Ian has been teaching for more than thirteen years at various schools such as Kean University (Union, NJ), the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic arts (Dover, NJ), The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA), The Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD), and others.
Ian teamed up with Jim Krueger to create, write, and illustrate a graphic Novel for Big Iron Entertainment called EPOCH then went on to illustrate the return of Phoenix for ATLAS comics issue #0. He has recently illustrated the book AWAKEN and is now working as a concept artist for ATLAS Railroad Train CO. and as a sculptor for the animated short “Mila” (milafilm.com) as well as various world wide companies. He continues to take on work for Rittenhouse on his series of Marvel and DC cards, paint and sculpt for private collectors, and, teach.