Design Director: Sherwin Schwartzrock
Sherwin oversees the graphic design and print production for each book published by Community Comics.
“Even though I love to draw comics, my background experience is in graphic design and print production. It turns out to be a valuable asset since it requires a good knowledge of design, prepress and printing to make sure the final product rolls off the press looking as good as it can.”
Sherwin began drawing at a young age, teaching himself to draw people while studying comic books. While in high school, he and his elder brother, Todd, created a weekly comic strip which was picked up by 11 area small-town newspapers. Later in college he focused on graphic design as a career only to revisit his love for comics many years later when he worked on a comic-themed promotion for a corporate client.
“I enjoyed that project so much. I was so challenged by it and so engaged that I decided at that moment, I wanted to draw comic books full time.
Sherwin began putting the pieces in place to make that dream become a reality. After completing his first comic book, Legends, Korah’s Rebellion, he started working as a freelance graphic designer, allowing him the freedom to take on comic book work. To date, Sherwin has worked on several titles such as Luther, Chosen Mortals, Anointed, Larson Street Kids, ArmorQuest and Deal with the Devil.
“This may sound silly, but I know God wants me to draw comics that glorify Him. It’s not easy work but there’s peace knowing you’re doing what you were designed to do.”
Sherwin lives with his wife, Leah and their son, Yuri, outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota.”