Alan Jude Summa

Illustrator of:

Courage for the First Day of School

Josh Summa studied Graphic arts in High school and Communication arts at Lackawanna College. He has a major interest in storytelling in a wide variety of mediums including; Graphic novels, animation, television, as well as gaming. He currently is working in the Automotive industry.

Alan Jude Summa was born on a cold, snowy, December day in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and according to his mom, started drawing at the age of 2 and was never smart enough to stop. His subject of choice, and love of monsters was influenced and shaped by the TV and movies of his childhood, Batman, Jonny Quest, The Universal Monsters, Planet of the Apes, and all those crazy B horror movies. Entering art school and pursuing an illustration career, he discovered and began to be impacted by artists such as, Frank Frazetta, Boris Vallejo, Bernie Wrightson, Vincent Van Gogh, Edvard Munch, and others.