For most of his 13 years at Marvel Comics, Carl Potts was an Executive Editor, overseeing 1/3 of Marvel's publications.
When he should have been sleeping, Carl wrote and drew comics, covers and posters for Marvel. Among Carl's projects was a celebrated run as writer/layout artist on Punisher War Journal and authoring Venom, Prowler and Shadowmasters. He created Alien Legion and was creator/artist on the Last of the Dragons graphic novel.
The Alien Legion screenplay Carl wrote was bought by Jerry Bruckheimer/Disney.
Top comics creators Carl discovered and mentored include Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, Scott Williams, Art Adams, Larry Stroman, Jon Bogdanove and Terry Shoemaker. His mentoring also helped launch the careers of June Brigman and Mike Mignola.
DC/Watson-Guptill (Random House) published Carl's book, The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling.
Carl has given his seminar on the principles and techniques of sequential visual storytelling at Princeton Univ., Syracuse Univ., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Google NY, The Society of Illustrators, Blizzard Entertainment, Blue Sky Studios, Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), SUNY Purchase, NYU, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico City), Comics Uncovered (Birmingham, England) Story Summit (Banff, Canada), Armageddon (Wellington, New Zealand) Ogilvy & Mather and Psyop.
He teaches in NYC at School of Visual Arts and online for Academy of Art University. During summers he teaches courses at Pace University and Manhattanville college.
Carl’s teamed up with Bill Reinhold on his current graphic novel project, The Flying Column. It is based, in part, on the experiences of Carl’s relatives in the Philippines during WWII. It will be published by the Naval Institute Press.
He breeds African killifish in the Amphosimian and Fundulopanchax genera.