Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild will host a Lunch & Learn with Marvel Artist John Czop on Tuesday, February 24th at noon. John’s artwork is currently on display in the Randolph Arts Guild’s Sara Smith Self Gallery located at 123 Sunset Ave. in downtown Asheboro.  The Lunch & Learn is an informal occasion that allows the public to share in a dialogue with the artist about who they are and what they do. The event is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.  

John Czop describes himself as “Chicago born and bred” but early in his career he traveled east to NY/NJ to attend the Joe Kubert School of Graphic art. While at school John broke into the comic book industry by doing background inks on early 1990's DC comic books. Czop also served a short stint inking for Innovation Comics. After graduation John started working at Marvel Comics, drawing the Punisher, Spider-Woman, X-Men, Iron Man etc. He has worked for Marvel on and off for the past 20+ years pencilling, inking, and creating covers. John has also freelanced for DC comics, Valiant Comics, and many other comic companies. 

He work as an illustrator and artist extends far beyond the world of comics. He has worked extensively in the trading card industry for Topps, Fleer, & Rittenhouse, Dynamite, Inkworks to name a few and has a great deal of experience with print magazine work, animated feature backgrounds, production design, storyboarding, and advertising. He has worked on dozens of licensed properties from Marvel, DC, Star Trek, Stargate, and Battlestar Galactica, to Family Guy, Hellboy, the NFL, NBA, MLB and everything in-between. 

John will be exhibiting samples of his sketches, finished illustrations, as well as his fine art. 

John now resides in Asheboro and balances his time by both working at his good friend’s restaurant, Bia's Gourmet Hardware and drawing and illustrating for many of the same companies he worked. 

The Randolph Arts Guild is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday from 10am - 2pm.  For more information please call 336-629-0399. 

The Randolph Arts Guild is “Your window to the arts in Randolph County” providing classes, workshops, exhibitions and much, much, more.  For more information please call 336-629-0399, or email