Brad Hudson has been an artist/instructor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for 15 years. He developed a Sequential Arts concentration that began in the Fall of 2009. Hudson is a prolific artist; he has recently been focusing his energies developing his body of comic book illustrations and characters. Hudson publishes his comics under the monicker of Coldstream Studios and has developed numerous characters including Draxx(with Chris Harrington), Rocket Girl, and Dark Crusader. His latest imprint, Tales From the OEP, is an anthology series that incorporates stories from various artists. It often features stories and art form UMES Alumni and current students. In addition to his own titles, Hudson frequently contributes work other independent anthologies and illustrates other independent comics. Two recent international projects are Slowheart, with UK scribe Adam Cheal, and Pinupcomix, with Belgian Gallery owner and art director Paul Grisar. Recently Hudson’s art was included in a group exhibition with the other members of the Pinupcomix project in Caceres, Spain, and the first issue of Slowheart debuted at London Super Comic Convention on March 14 & 15, 2015. In May of 2015, Hudson attended the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic-Con. His work was seen by the Star Wars Brand Manager from Topps Trading cards. To date, he has produced over 300 Star Wars sketchcards to be distributed internationally. Hudson continues to practice the art of printmaking specializing in lithography and relief printing. Hudson's recent interests have been focused on the Pin-Ups of the 40s and 50s, classic illustration, and contemporary pattern, iconography and graffiti. He continues to exhibit locally, nationally and internationally and participates in numerous national comic book conventions with students from UMES.
“I’ve been using a variety of materials to color or tone my pieces recently. Copic Markers, which are favored by designers, illustrators, animators and cartoonists, have rich pigments, and they mimic the appearance of water color to a degree. I love going back with color pencil and different inks to add texture and intensify colors.”