Carmine Michael Infantino was an American comics artist and editor, primarily for DC Comics, during the late 1950s and early 1960s period known as the Silver Age of Comic Books.
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Carmine Infantino was inducted into comics' Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2000.
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Carmine Infantino was born via midwife in his family's apartment in Brooklyn, New York City.
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Carmine Infantino's father, Pasquale "Patrick" Infantino, born in New York City, was originally a musician who played saxophone, clarinet, and violin, and had a band with composer Harry Warren.
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Carmine Infantino additionally became a regular artist of the Golden Age Green Lantern and the Justice Society of America.
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Carmine Infantino designed the now-classic red uniform with yellow detail, striving to keep the costume as streamlined as possible, and he drew on his design abilities to create a new visual language to depict the Flash's speed, using both vertical and horizontal motion lines to make the figure a red and yellow blur.
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Carmine Infantino continued to work for Schwartz in his other features and titles, most notably "Adam Strange" in Mystery in Space, succeeding the character's initial artist, Mike Sekowsky.
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Carmine Infantino started by hiring new talent, and promoting artists to editorial positions.
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In 1970, Carmine Infantino signed on Marvel Comics' star artist and storytelling collaborator Jack Kirby to a DC Comics contract.
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Carmine Infantino was made DC's publisher in early 1971, during a time of declining circulation for the company's comics, and he attempted a number of changes.
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Carmine Infantino later drew for a number of titles for Warren Publishing and Marvel, including the latter's Star Wars, Spider-Woman, and Nova.
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Carmine Infantino was one of the contributors to the DC Challenge limited series in 1986.
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Artist Nick Cardy commented on the popular but apocryphal anecdote, told by Julius Schwartz, about Carmine Infantino firing Cardy over not following a cover layout, only to rehire him moments later when Schwartz praised the errant cover art:.
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Carmine Infantino was the uncle of Massachusetts musician Jim Carmine Infantino, of the band Jim's Big Ego.
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