The Original Artist Friendly Convention!

April 18-19, 2015

San Jose Convention Center

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Karl Altstaetter


Genres: Comics

Karl Altstaetter’s passion as a storyteller began when he received his first job drawing comic books while still in High School.  He quickly climbed his way up to an assistant position contributing artistic support and story concepts on Marvel's X-Men, Uncanny X-Men and X-Factor.  He soon became an artist/writer for Marvel, DC and Image comics on such titles as X-Men, Avengers, Silver Surfer, The Hulk, Superman, Bloodstrike, and Battlestar Galactica.


Always looking for new challenges, Karl created his own comic book publishing company Hyperwerks Entertainment.  While managing Hyperwerks, he co-created and published several hit titles including Saint Angel, Cats Eye and the hugely popular flagship title Deity.


After eight successful years in publishing, Karl entered the toy industry working with MGA Entertainment Inc.  While at MGA he created the highly collectible Marvel Authentics Die Cast Car line of toys.  This success resulted in him consulting for companies such as Razor USA, Jada Toys, Playmates and Spin Master and Mattel.


Karl is currently working on his comic book Me2.  He is also a full time Senior Designer for Mattel helping create the next generation of toys and intellectual properties. 



Karl Altstaetter will be at the following events

Creating Comics Digitally 4/19 12:00 AM


Artwork Examples*

Wonder Girl -Pin Up Comic Art

Wonder Girl -Pin Up
Owner: Karl Altstaetter

Black Canary Comic Art

Black Canary
Owner: Justin C

Skate Girl Cover Comic Art

Skate Girl Cover
Owner: Karl Altstaetter

* These examples are courtesy of Comicartfans.

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