©2005 Joel F. Naprstek



Joel has been a freelance illustrator for over 25 years. His clients include NBC, CBS, Time Inc., McGraw-Hill, Business Week, Financial World, Fortune, and numerous ad agencies. He has painted covers for DC Comics, Marvel, Dark Horse, Pulp Adventures and other publishers. A graduate of New York's School Of Visual Arts, Joel taught painting and illustration there for nine years, and currently teaches at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, New Jersey. A car racing enthusiast, Joel paints classic auto racing scenes, as well as comics and pulp heroes like Batman, Zorro and The Spider. You can see more examples of his paintings at


Graphic Classics: Rafael Sabatini
144 pages, b&w, $10