George Pratt was born in Texas. He earned a BFA cum laude in Drawing and Painting from Pratt Institute in New York, where he taught Sequential Storytelling, Methods and Media for seven years. George is also one of the nationally and internationally known faculty who teach in the Illustration Academy summer program.
He is an internationally acclaimed artist/writer whose graphic novels have been translated into eleven languages. George’s first novel, Enemy Ace: War Idyll, DC Comics/Warner Books, has seen four American editions, has been translated into nine languages, and was on the required reading list at West Point Military Academy. The book was nominated for both the Eisner and Harvey Awards for Best Graphic Novel, as well as Best Foreign Graphic Novel in Angoulême, France where it won the prestigious France Info Award for Best Foreign Graphic Novel. Wolverine: Netsuke a four-issue mini-series written and painted by George for Marvel Comics became the bestselling mini-series during its release and won George the coveted Eisner Award for “Best Painter/Multimedia Artist.” It was also nominated for “Best Mini-Series” by Wizard Magazine. His documentary film, See You In Hell, Blind Boy, about his travels through the Mississippi Delta researching his blues novel of the same name, won “Best Feature Documentary” at the New York International Independent Film Festival, and was shown in the Santa Barbara, Nashville, and Hot Springs Film Festivals.
George was included in Walt Reed’s book The Illustrator in America 1860 – 2000. He was also awarded a Gold Medal in the Spectrum Awards of 2002 and has had his work exhibited many times at the Society of Illustrators in New York.
George continues to illustrate and design books and book jackets for various publishers, including: Random House, Henry Holt, Inc., Warner Books, Clarion Books, and Columbia Studios.
Mr. Pratt was a Visiting Artist in the Department of Communication Arts in 2005.