I‘m Tony Puryear, I’m a designer and artist. I’m also a screenwriter. Some may find my two-track career confusing, but it works for me. I wrote the Arnold Schwarzenegger blockbuster Eraser and I designed Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign poster. I’m bi-partisan.
I studied art at Brown, was an award-winning chef by 22 and worked as a writer/art director at J.Walter Thompson in New York. I made a ton of commercials and directed music videos. That background in visual storytelling served me well in Hollywood, where I’ve written pictures for Will Smith, Mel Gibson, Oliver Stone and Jerry Bruckheimer.
This site is my art portfolio, though, and that’s what I want to tell you about here. Now I’m a graphic novel creator, with a series, Concrete Park, published by Dark Horse Comics, the leading independent label. As this massive story world grows, pages, covers, sketches and character designs proliferate with it. You’ll find all this work and more in this portfolio.