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Gray at the Detroit Fan Fare, September 2010
Tony Gray is the co-owner of Legacy Comics Publishing. He is the artist and writer of The Incredible Conduit and white plastic.
Gray is a native of the comic book hotbed of Windsor, Ontario, Canada which has produced an unusual number of comic book creators/artists including Darwyn Cooke, Jeff Lemire, Jay Fabok, and Johnny Desjardins. Gray regularly appears at comic events with friend/associate and also a Windsor native, David Finch (artist/writer: Batman, The Dark Knight).
Syndicated Comic Strips
Gray began his professional career in comics in December 2000 as the writer and creator of Saturday Afternoon, a syndicated daily comic strip. The strip featured, Baldoon, an eight-year-old boy who sought relief from his mundane days through adventures in an imaginary world inside a framed photograph. The strip also featured the characters Revello, the Clown, Pixie, and Pin. The quirky strip is still in production and has developed a niche following. Buoyed by the success of Saturday Afternoon, Gray created a second feature called Mick & Me in March 2007. The comic featured a younger version of the author and his brother, Mick. The feature was realistically rendered and proved difficult to reproduce in the limited spaces allotted to daily newspaper comics. Mick & Me never found wide syndication and ceased being produced in 2009.
The Incredible Conduit
In August 2009, Gray launched what was to become his most popular feature to date, The Incredible Conduit. Originally created as a daily newspaper strip for the CanWest chain of papers in Canada, The Incredible Conduit features the adventures of Raymond Cole, a university student who developed the ability to absorb then project all forms of energy. The Incredible Conduit also features Maria Pasqua, an engineering genius who developed The Conduit's suit to assist him in controlling his newfound powers. The primary drive for The Conduit and Maria is to find their lab partner who has been missing since the blast that gave Raymond his conduit-like powers. The feature was contracted out to Legacy Comics Publishing in 2010 to be published in comic book format.
In January 2011, Gray purchased 50% ownership of Legacy Comics and now co-owns the comic book publishing company with Daniele Palanca.
Glassmonkey Studios Inc.
In 2011, Tony Gray partnered with colleague David Finch to incorporate Glassmonkey Studios. Gray and Finch along with musician, Andrew Barlow (formerly of the Doomsday Dogs), and sound engineer, Scott Barlow founded the company to provide a "start to finish" facility for their various independent illustration, animation and film ventures. Interviews with Gray indicate an interest in producing an animated version of his popular comic book series, The Incredible Conduit.
- David Finch - Dark Knight #1 Release Week Signing, Comic Book Resources
- Canadian superhero heads to Chrysler plant, allpar.com
- Windsor comic artist goes international, The Converged Citizen
- David Finch & Tony Gray pt. 1; COMIC BOOK SYNDICATE on YouTube