15 Facts About Carmine Infantino


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 attended Public Schools 75 and 85 in Brooklyn before going on to the School of Industrial Art in Manhattan.

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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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