Born: 1954 September 19 in London, England, United Kingdom

Biography: Garry Leach is best known for his artwork on Marvelman and for co-founding Atomeka Press.

He also did support work as a letterer in British comic books during the 1980s. Leach also did support work for Quality Communications as an art director from 1981 to an unknown date and for Atomeka Press as an editor from 1988 to 1990.

Along with Garth Ennis and John McCrea, Leach won the Eisner Award "Best Single Issue" for Hitman (DC, 1996 Series) #34 (February 1999).

Notes: Note that Jerry Bails' Who's Who has combined the entries for this Garry Leach with those of Gary Leach, an American best known for his work on Disney comics.

The following information, or parts thereof, cannot yet be determined as to which Leach it belonged to:
Influences:
Book & magazine illustrators and film directors;

Commercial Art & Design:
Animation, Posters, and Production work.

There is a secondary Who's Who entry under Garry's pen name: G. George:
http://www.bailsprojects.com/bio.aspx?Name=G.%2c+GEORGE


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Name:

    Garry Leach Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Garry Family name: Leach
    Disambiguation: British artist and Atomeka co-creator

Other Names:

  1. Paul Behrer Type: Pen Name
  2. G. George Type: Pen Name
  3. G. Leach Type: Common Alternative Name

Schools:

  1. St. Martin's School of Art ? to ?


Degrees:

  1. B.A., St. Martin's School of Art in None?

    Notes: Leach graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design.


Awards for Issues:

  1. 1999: Eisner Award - Best Single Issue
    Hitman (1996 series) #34

Non Comics Works:

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    Notes: Leach did the artwork for magazines in the United Kingdom. The dates worked and details on what was done is currently not known.

  2. Publication Title: ? (advertising) - Role: artist
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    Notes: Garry Leach worked advertising at some point during the mid-1990s. Details of work currently not known.