Missoula comic book artist creates in a world shaped by Marvel and DC

THOMAS PLANK for the Missoulian

Tony Gregori is a local comic artist who has been drawing professionally for over a decade. Gregori recently completed a mini-run for a crass, wild and weird comic book series called “The Worst Dudes,” which he completed with writer Aubrey Sitterson and was published earlier in 2022. Gregori is also now working on some of the most popular comic book series of all time, and just finished drawing “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” when we met this past April. After putting in 20 10-plus-hour days to complete the book and get it to his publisher he was understandably tired but gracious enough to chat about his work, biography and what it’s like to write and create comics in a world whose pop culture is ever more shaped by comic books.

How did you get into your current line of work as the guy who draws panels in comic books for a living?

Well, back when I was first starting to break in in the mid-to-late 2000s, Facebook was the thing and everyone connected on Facebook. So I would just be on Facebook and I would draw and post art. And I would meet people online and I

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