About Tony Puryear
Tony Puryear directed classic hip-hop videos for legendary old-school acts like EMPD, K-Solo and LL Cool J. In 1996, Tony became the first African-American screenwriter to write a $100 million-dollar summer blockbuster with his script for the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Eraser. He has written films for Oliver Stone, Mel Gibson, Jerry Bruckheimer and Will Smith.
His iconic poster for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign is in the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. His paintings are in many private collections and in the permanent collection of Brown University, his alma mater.
Tony co-created, co-writes (with Erika Alexander) and draws Concrete Park, the award-winning graphic novel series from Dark Horse Comics. Along with Alexander, her has taught comics and graphic novel-making from Los Angeles to Central America to Harvard. He recently contributed illustrations for Dark Horse Books’ new adult coloring book Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color from best-selling author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club).
His website is TonyPuryear.com.