|Area(s)||Writer, Penciller, Colourist|
Starstruck Deluxe Edition
Lee Moyer began his initial painting training using the mediums of watercolor and oils. In 1989, he expanded into the digital art realm, which has become his premiere medium as a painter and illustrator. While building his freelance career and expanding his skill set, he worked for ten years as a Docent & Naturalist Illustrator at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
Lee Moyer has done commissioned illustration for an array of major corporate clients, including Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Discovery Channel, Electronic Arts, Hasbro, DDB Worldwide, Upper Deck, CareerBuilder, BET, McGraw Hill, Alliance Theatre, Dark Horse, IDW Publishing, Broadway Play Publishing Inc., and the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
He has done commissioned posters which evoke the style of Alphonse Mucha for musicians such as Tori Amos and Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole, The Smashing Pumpkins). Moyer did a signing of the poster with Melissa Auf der Maur on July 22, 2010, at the San Diego Comic-Con International.
His digital work was featured with 13 leading graphic designers in the exhibition, "PIXEL: Artists Who Use the Computer".
His artwork has been featured in leading arts periodicals such as Communication Arts, Design Graphics Magazine, D’Artiste - Digital Painting, Spectrums (#12, 13, 15, 16, and 17), and the Smithsonian Institution.
In 2009, he was instrumental in reviving the series for IDW Publishing, after showing artist Kaluta samples of how the series could be redone with Moyer's painterly color. IDW released a remastered series of 13 issues from August 2009 to September, 2010; these featured expanded art by Kaluta, a complete recoloring of the series in Moyer's painting style, and unpublished back-up stories of the Galactic Girl Guides colored by Moyer. Lee Moyer also reformatted word balloons and archival art, as well as designing new ancillary art.
The IDW remastered series was collected as a large-format hardcover omnibus called the Starstruck Deluxe Edition and released by IDW on March 29, 2011. ISBN 0-88145-023-5
Elaine Lee collaborated with Lee Moyer on the book design and layouts for the Starstruck Deluxe Edition. For three decades, Elaine Lee and Michael Wm. Kaluta have been the sole copyright owners and creators of the series, but they felt that Moyer's contribution was so important that he was listed as a co-creator for the collected book.
Moyer also did the color for the wraparound cover of the Starstruck Audioplay CD, a cast recording of the original Starstruck play, that was produced and sold by The AudioComics Company as a CD and MP3 download in October, 2010.
For Moonstone Books, Moyer did original digitally painted covers for Elaine Lee's story, "Murder On Mars", in Honey West #3, 4, and 5. These paintings homaged Pulp magazine covers, '50s science fiction posters, and '60s paperback book covers. Additionally, he did three original covers for the Buckaroo Banzai series, including the cover for the graphic novel collection, "Buckaroo Banzai: Return Of The Screw".
Moyer also extends his digital design skills toward designing video games, board games, and their packaging. He collaborated with game designer Keith Baker on the board game, "The Doom That Came To Atlantic City", a spoof that transplants the mythos of H.P. Lovecraft to New Jersey. This was announced as having a projected release within 2011.
He is the creative director and co-founder of Digital Addiction.
Lee Moyer wrote the prefaces for issues #2, 3, and 4 for Starstruck: The Expanding Universe (Dark Horse), a series of story summaries written in character as a reporter for the fictional Rootersnoos news bureau.