Born: 1949 February 19 in Ferndale, Michigan, United States

Biography: Creator of Wolverine MacAlistaire (in Journey and Journey: Wardrums series).

Additional biography:
Amazing Heroes (Fantagraphics, 1981 series) #103 (September 15, 1986); #129 (November 15, 1987).
"Support from friends helps turn things around for artist" by Kurt Anthony Krug, The Saginaw News via Mlive.com blog on http://blog.mlive.com/lcn/2008/11/support_from_friends_helps_tur.html (November 21, 2008, retrieved February 18, 2018).

Comic strip syndication:
Batman daily and Sunday (Creators Syndicate), 1990-1991 (writer).

Child Rearin' on the Frontier, The New Adventures of Wolverine MacAlistaire, cartoon and other cartoons for the Livingston Parent Journal (Livingston County, Michigan) monthly magazine, circa 2008 - circa 2012.

Notes: Secondary Bails' entry:
http://www.bailsprojects.com/bio.aspx?Name=LOEBS%2c+BILL


Name:

    William Messner-Loebs Type: Changed Name
    Given name: William Family name: Messner-Loebs

Other Names:

  1. W. Francis Loeb, Jr. Type: Common Alternative Name
  2. Bill Loebs Type: Common Alternative Name
  3. William Loebs Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: William Family name: Loebs
  4. William F. Loebs Type: Common Alternative Name
  5. William Francis Loebs Type: Common Alternative Name
  6. William Francis Loebs Jr. Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: William Francis Jr. Family name: Loebs
  7. Bill Messner-Loebs Type: Common Alternative Name

Signatures:

  1. William Messner-Loebs [generic]
  2. Wm Messner-Loebs [generic]

Awards:

  1. 1987: Inkpot Award - [no name]
  2. 1992: GLAAD Media Award - Comic Book
  3. 2017: Bill Finger Award - Writing Excellence

Art Influences:

William Messner-Loebs (b. 1949) stated influences by:
  1. Will Eisner (b. 1917)

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: Comics Journal (magazine) - Role: artist - Year: 1988
    Employer Name : Fantagraphics
    Work Title: William Messner-Loebs Sketchbook
    Notes: Sketchbook art.

  2. Publication Title: digital magazine (other) - Role: employee
    Employer Name : Fantasticon Productions
    Notes: Wrote reviews, interviews, and articles for Fantasticon Productions digital magazine. In charge of cable and television departments of the company.

  3. Publication Title: HPL Supplement (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1973
    Employer Name : Meade and Penny Frierson
    Work Title: Why the Night Gaunts Tickle
    Notes: Wrote under W. Francis Loeb, Jr., "Why the Night Gaunts Tickle" for HPL Supplement #2, July 1973.

  4. Publication Title: The Flash (television) - Role: - Years: 1990 - 1991
    Employer Name : Pet Fly Productions, Warner Bros. Television
    Notes: Consultant for The Flash Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) TV show (1990-1991) for Pet Fly Productions, Warner Bros. Television.

  5. Publication Title: Those Guys in Detroit (radio) - Role: owner - Years: 1973 - 1981
    Employer Name : self-created
    Notes: Radio production company, he wrote 57 second mysteries for the telephone. Bails lists the radio show as being called "Three Guys in Detroit" from 1982.


Relations:

  1. Spouse - Nadine Messner-Loebs (b. 1940)