Graig F. Weich is Artist/Writer/Director/Actor & founder of his multi-media art studio: www.BeyondComics.TV that creates IPs/source material to license into movies, TV, video games & merchandise. As an independent artist, Graig broke into comics when Todd Mcfarlane hired him as the featured double page pin-up poster artist of SPAWN issue #30 (Image Comics) at age 19. Next, his Tribute comic “Justice” was honored with the Comic Book Museum Award along with Stan Lee. Graig: “I had a lot to learn back then but now I understand & have since grown. I strive to improve & hope my new work will show it . Thanks to my fans who inspire me to continue. It takes longer for us little guys to get our work out there, but I keep going, not only for myself, but for them too.”
✓Graig appeared on TLC, 20/20 ABC News, AMC TV’s Comic Book Men (Kevin Smith), The Howard Stern Show , HUFF POST (Huffington Post), in Newsweek, LIFE, on VH1, the ICE-T & Coco TV Show: Ice Loves Coco (E! Entertainment TV), plus FOX TV’s Ice & Coco, CNBC & FOX TV’s Buried Treasure.
✓ Graig signed with Amazon‘s ComiXology & Izneo (Int’l) plus Marvel & DC Comics’ distributors (including Diamond) releasing his comics in US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spanish speaking countries & Asia (TBLeague).
✓ His Facebook hit 48,000 Followers + 52,000 on Instagram & 3,982,807 views on YouTube.
✓ His 2 Action Figures, Cleo & Tricity, sold-out worldwide from licensee; TBLeague / Phicen.
✓ Coco also featured Graig & Beyond Comics to all 15 Million of her combined Followers!
✓ Graig got signed by an Emmy Award Winning TV & Movie Producer.
✓ Celebrity, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ( Mortal Kombat 11, The Man In The High Castle) joined Graig’s company & stars in his upcoming film he’s directing.
✓ Graig directed films based on his characters that WON the HBO UAS Award & Best Action Short (New York International Independent Film & Video Festival), making it one of the 1st of its kind to win any festival!
It stars: NBC’s SCRUBS: Donald Faison (S.C.R.U.B.S., Kick Ass 2), Grammy Award Winner : Coolio & Star Wars’ Dave Prowse (Darth Vader).
✓Graig got officially Verified✓ on Instagram and Facebook!
✓Graig donates his art to many charities to help raise money for children & animals in need.
(He can also be seen on-camera with walk-on roles in the movies: The Dark Knight Rises (Batman) & Spider-Man 1 & 3)
✓He began teaching art classes at age 15, then began an art program at the Studio School & has given lectures at College Universities: New York Institute of Technology & School Of Visual Arts.
✓Graig is currently working on all his new upcoming comic books & scripts he finished for: Tricity, Code Name: Justice, Ravedactyl & a completed 2 hour Animatic Motion Storyboard for it. + 9 different new movie scripts based on his heroes are in the works.
✓Graig: “I don’t come from a rich family & I have fought to make my dreams you see here a reality. Most days are a struggle. As we age & real life hits, we must rise above it & keep going. Taking care of my family’s health issues & working non-stop takes a toll, it’s been years since my last vacation. I’ve stayed up 36 hours without sleep many times to meet work deadlines, but my fans make it all worth it! My writing partner & Co-Creator of Gekido, Brandon Wilson, is a true gift to this craft. Though us Independent artists are small (compared to the huge companies), we have a voice & ideas too, & I hope the press exposure I fight for will break down barriers for other independent artists & give them a voice to be heard too. We can’t take our success with us into the next life (only our energy), so we better make this one count & leave something of value behind to inspire the next gen.
I thank my fans, online & comic shop supporters for keeping comics going. Independent Comics forever! It’s the fight to keep new superheroes alive to inspire, that’s why it’s not just about comics, but taking it Beyond Comics!”