Comic legend Ernie Chan is a fan favorite in the comic book industry. Renowned by fans of his work and artists alike, he has inspired some of the greatest artists working in the field today to pursue illustration as a career. After studying with John Buscema in the 1970s, Ernie Chan made his own mark on titles such as Conan the Barbarian, Dr. Strange, Batman, Kull the Destroyer and Claw the Unconquered. He retired in 2002 but still does commission work for fans and art collectors around the world.
Ernie Chan contacted Integrated Web solutions in 2007 about designing and building his first web site. “Meeting Ernie was a tremendous honor for me, said Integrated Web Solutions’ Creative Director, John Schwarberg. “Ernie’s work and style were great influences on my design career personally and now, professionally, to work with him Is an amazing opportunity. Ernie’s work always struck me as being very raw and visceral while still maintaining a very clean, well-composed feel about it. I felt, in designing Ernie’s web site, that some of that needed to be captured.” Ernie liked the design and framework that was suggested by IWS immediately and work began in putting together a web site wherein he could show his portfolio of work as well as solicit commissions from fans and provide news and updates. “The site has done quite well in terms of traffic, I think it surprised Ernie a bit initially to find out how much of an international following he has,” said Schwarberg. “I knew it was there it was simply a matter of allowing Ernie to connect with them and vice versa and that’s what the internet and a web site are all about when done properly.”
“John and Rick are terrific,” said Chan. “They made the entire process from web site design to domain name registration, e-mail set-up and web site hosting easy for me. They have maintained my web site for a few years now and they are always so easy to work with. I appreciate everything they have done for me and I’ve recommended them to anyone I know both within the comics industry and outside of it as well.”