Insight Studios Group

Insight Studios Group Insight has been crafting great stories for over 25 years and we just keep getting better. Insight Studios was established by Mark Wheatley in 1978 as an illustration and photography source.

In 1980 Marc Hempel joined the Studios and at that time Insight expanded to provide comics and production services for the comic book industry. Over the decades since, the Studios have become home to an ever growing list of talented creators in the fields of illustration, comic books, comic strips, book design, film, television, games and music - essentially the entire range of entertainment media. The Studios and the creators are the recipients of numerous awards and honors.

Operating as usual

Mark Wheatley
11/28/2020

Mark Wheatley

My Saturday Sketch is a character study for a current project. Stay safe & healthy!

Once again, my Saturday Sketch was drawn this Saturday morning! It is looking like that time of year.
11/14/2020

Once again, my Saturday Sketch was drawn this Saturday morning! It is looking like that time of year.

Once again, my Saturday Sketch was drawn this Saturday morning! It is looking like that time of year.

My ink prelim for the Karloff Frankenstein is the Saturday Halloween Sketch! Boo!
10/31/2020

My ink prelim for the Karloff Frankenstein is the Saturday Halloween Sketch! Boo!

My ink prelim for the Karloff Frankenstein is the Saturday Halloween Sketch! Boo!

This started as a doodle last night, and I just had to finish painting it today. Halloween is my excuse.
10/29/2020

This started as a doodle last night, and I just had to finish painting it today. Halloween is my excuse.

This started as a doodle last night, and I just had to finish painting it today. Halloween is my excuse.

A happy forever Birthday to my friend. Uncle Bill sends his best!
10/27/2020

A happy forever Birthday to my friend. Uncle Bill sends his best!

A happy forever Birthday to my friend. Uncle Bill sends his best!

It is that time of year again! My favorite of the Frankenstein movies. My brush & ink piece from my "Stars" book.
10/27/2020

It is that time of year again! My favorite of the Frankenstein movies. My brush & ink piece from my "Stars" book.

It is that time of year again! My favorite of the Frankenstein movies. My brush & ink piece from my "Stars" book.

My Saturday Sketch is another in-process piece for my new Edgar Rice Burroughs project.
10/24/2020

My Saturday Sketch is another in-process piece for my new Edgar Rice Burroughs project.

My Saturday Sketch is another in-process piece for my new Edgar Rice Burroughs project.

My finished painting for this continuing Edgar Rice Burroughs project I am working on with the productive Tom Simmons.
10/23/2020

My finished painting for this continuing Edgar Rice Burroughs project I am working on with the productive Tom Simmons.

My finished painting for this continuing Edgar Rice Burroughs project I am working on with the productive Tom Simmons.

Mark Wheatley
10/22/2020

Mark Wheatley

I have a few current projects I can't share. But I now have permission to share this ink prelim for an Edgar Rice Burroughs property. Fun material to work with!

Mark Wheatley
10/17/2020

Mark Wheatley

My Saturday Sketch is an in-progress ink prelim for a painting. And for perhaps the first and only time, I inked this on this Saturday morning!

10/17/2020
Mark Wheatley

Mark Wheatley

This song and video tells the story of Dracula's transformation from Man to Vampire. The music was composed and performed by Mark Wheatley, with lead guitar by Rich Rankin, rhythm guitar by Ted Steranko, and saxophone by Nick Sigismundi.

Mark Wheatley
10/14/2020

Mark Wheatley

My pen & ink prelim for my painting of the King in Yellow, from the "Doctor Cthulittle" book that I created with G. D. Falksen. The King is huge.

Mark Wheatley
10/13/2020

Mark Wheatley

As horror illustrations go, there is probably nothing more frightening than this. I drew this to illustrate a poem of this title by Edgar Rice Burroughs for my "Songs of Giants" book.

10/10/2020
Mark Wheatley

For the Season of the Witch, I created a new music video.

My new song, inspired by my love for Halloween, progressive rock and the world we all share. I wrote and performed the music and animated and produced the video.

10/10/2020
Mark Wheatley

My new music video. I composed and played the music. And I animated and made the video. Other than that I had hardly anything to do with it. Inspired by my love for progressive rock and the world we all share.

My new song, inspired by my love for Halloween, progressive rock and the world we all share. I wrote and performed the music and animated and produced the video.

Tomorrow night, the Pop Culture Experience! will premiere two of my new music videos. One is Dracula/Change with guest m...
10/07/2020

Tomorrow night, the Pop Culture Experience! will premiere two of my new music videos. One is Dracula/Change with guest musicians Rich Rankin, Ted Steranko and Nick Sigismundi. Don't miss it!

Tomorrow night, the Pop Culture Experience! will premiere two of my new music videos. One is Dracula/Change with guest musicians Rich Rankin, Ted Steranko and Nick Sigismundi. Don't miss it!

My painting for a future issue of the spooky "Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children." J. C. Vaughn's anthology of ...
10/04/2020

My painting for a future issue of the spooky "Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children." J. C. Vaughn's anthology of horror and quirk doesn't come out often, but is always well worth the wait!

My painting for a future issue of the spooky "Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children." J. C. Vaughn's anthology of horror and quirk doesn't come out often, but is always well worth the wait!

My Saturday Sketch is an in-process inking photo for my illustration of H. P. Lovecraft's "Hallowe'en in a Suburb." From...
10/03/2020

My Saturday Sketch is an in-process inking photo for my illustration of H. P. Lovecraft's "Hallowe'en in a Suburb." From my "Songs of Giants" book.

My Saturday Sketch is an in-process inking photo for my illustration of H. P. Lovecraft's "Hallowe'en in a Suburb." From my "Songs of Giants" book.

As the Haunted Month begins, here is one of my paintings from Doctor Cthulittle.
10/03/2020

As the Haunted Month begins, here is one of my paintings from Doctor Cthulittle.

As the Haunted Month begins, here is one of my paintings from Doctor Cthulittle.

Looks like it might be another year before we can start the Life Drawing sessions again. Until then, here is a FB safe v...
09/26/2020

Looks like it might be another year before we can start the Life Drawing sessions again. Until then, here is a FB safe version for the Saturday Sketch, from about this time last year or the "before times."

Looks like it might be another year before we can start the Life Drawing sessions again. Until then, here is a FB safe version for the Saturday Sketch, from about this time last year or the "before times."

09/22/2020
Mark Wheatley

My new, animated, music video will be released in a little over two weeks. Here is a preview taste.

My new, animated, music video will premiere on POPXP! tomorrow night at 9pm ET. See you there!

Mark Wheatley
09/19/2020

Mark Wheatley

My Saturday Sketch is just one of many paintings I did to animate The Witch of Everwhen. The full music video will be released soon!

She created an immortal character. I revised an old commission painting this week in honor of Diana Rigg.
09/13/2020

She created an immortal character. I revised an old commission painting this week in honor of Diana Rigg.

She created an immortal character. I revised an old commission painting this week in honor of Diana Rigg.

The ink prelim for my Kent Menace painting is the Saturday Sketch. I am counting on you flying high today!
09/12/2020

The ink prelim for my Kent Menace painting is the Saturday Sketch. I am counting on you flying high today!

The ink prelim for my Kent Menace painting is the Saturday Sketch. I am counting on you flying high today!

Here is a new Kent Menace painting I did for Scott Braden & Mike Malbrough.
09/08/2020

Here is a new Kent Menace painting I did for Scott Braden & Mike Malbrough.

Here is a new Kent Menace painting I did for Scott Braden & Mike Malbrough.

This is my final, painted illustration for the project I'm working on with Tom Simmons. Title and details to be announce...
09/05/2020

This is my final, painted illustration for the project I'm working on with Tom Simmons. Title and details to be announced. But clever viewers will figure it out.

This is my final, painted illustration for the project I'm working on with Tom Simmons. Title and details to be announced. But clever viewers will figure it out.

One project I'm working on just gave me permission to share some of the development work. So this is the beginning of my...
09/04/2020

One project I'm working on just gave me permission to share some of the development work. So this is the beginning of my ink drawing prelim. There is a good deal more to be added. But it gives you a taste of what the final, painted piece will look like.

One project I'm working on just gave me permission to share some of the development work. So this is the beginning of my ink drawing prelim. There is a good deal more to be added. But it gives you a taste of what the final, painted piece will look like.

I'm still working on projects I can't share. So here is my painting for "The Return of the Mucker" by Edgar Rice Burroug...
09/04/2020

I'm still working on projects I can't share. So here is my painting for "The Return of the Mucker" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Mucker books are some of my favorites of ERB's works. The only autographed ERB 1st edition in my collection is "The Mucker" and it was a gift from my Insight Studios brother, Allan Gross. For so many reasons, it is a prized possession.

I'm still working on projects I can't share. So here is my painting for "The Return of the Mucker" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Mucker books are some of my favorites of ERB's works. The only autographed ERB 1st edition in my collection is "The Mucker" and it was a gift from my Insight Studios brother, Allan Gross. For so many reasons, it is a prized possession.

The entire reason for Manganifest! Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on this day, September 1, 1875!
09/01/2020

The entire reason for Manganifest! Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on this day, September 1, 1875!

The entire reason for Manganifest! Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on this day, September 1, 1875!

Manganifest is all about the Other Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, today. This is one of my illustrations for the excell...
08/31/2020

Manganifest is all about the Other Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, today. This is one of my illustrations for the excellent "Swords Against the Moon Men" by Christopher Paul Carey.

Manganifest is all about the Other Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, today. This is one of my illustrations for the excellent "Swords Against the Moon Men" by Christopher Paul Carey.

It would not be Manganifest without mentioning all my friends in the National Capital Panthans. For over 30 years our lo...
08/30/2020

It would not be Manganifest without mentioning all my friends in the National Capital Panthans. For over 30 years our local Washington DC/Baltimore chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles has been meeting monthly (until temporarily derailed by the pandemic) as well as publishing a Panthans Journal for each gathering. I've lost count of how many covers I have illustrated, and I even have been designing and laying out all the covers including beautiful works by Jamie Chase, Will Meugniot, Harry Roland, Jerry Bingham, David Michael Beck, and many others. This "Beyond 30°" painting is one of my own favorites. If you live anywhere near, you should plan to attend a meeting when the world returns to normal. We love to see new faces and you would have a great time.

It would not be Manganifest without mentioning all my friends in the National Capital Panthans. For over 30 years our local Washington DC/Baltimore chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles has been meeting monthly (until temporarily derailed by the pandemic) as well as publishing a Panthans Journal for each gathering. I've lost count of how many covers I have illustrated, and I even have been designing and laying out all the covers including beautiful works by Jamie Chase, Will Meugniot, Harry Roland, Jerry Bingham, David Michael Beck, and many others. This "Beyond 30°" painting is one of my own favorites. If you live anywhere near, you should plan to attend a meeting when the world returns to normal. We love to see new faces and you would have a great time.

Manganifest continues! The Pellucidar books by Edgar Rice Burroughs are probably my favorites of his. I did this paintin...
08/30/2020

Manganifest continues! The Pellucidar books by Edgar Rice Burroughs are probably my favorites of his. I did this painting as a cover for a publisher who has yet to use it (the book it was planned for got changed at the last minute.) Until then, I will share it with all my fellow ERB fans.

Manganifest continues! The Pellucidar books by Edgar Rice Burroughs are probably my favorites of his. I did this painting as a cover for a publisher who has yet to use it (the book it was planned for got changed at the last minute.) Until then, I will share it with all my fellow ERB fans.

Day 2 of Manganifest is Barsoom Day! My painting, done for the very authentic "Swords Against the Moon Men" by Christoph...
08/28/2020

Day 2 of Manganifest is Barsoom Day! My painting, done for the very authentic "Swords Against the Moon Men" by Christopher Paul Carey, is as close as I have yet come to officially picturing Dejah Thoris.

Day 2 of Manganifest is Barsoom Day! My painting, done for the very authentic "Swords Against the Moon Men" by Christopher Paul Carey, is as close as I have yet come to officially picturing Dejah Thoris.

Today is the start of Manganifest - Celebrating the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Today's theme is Tarzan Day! This pai...
08/28/2020

Today is the start of Manganifest - Celebrating the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Today's theme is Tarzan Day! This painting of mine started as a cover for the Panthans Journal and ended up featured in the Spectrum collection. It is still my favorite Tarzan piece. Growing up, I really identified with the Jungle King. We lived on the edge of part of the Great Dismal Swamp, and the marshes, bogs and trees were my childhood playground. In fact I lived in a tree house for most of my high school years. And I had cats!

Today is the start of Manganifest - Celebrating the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Today's theme is Tarzan Day! This painting of mine started as a cover for the Panthans Journal and ended up featured in the Spectrum collection. It is still my favorite Tarzan piece. Growing up, I really identified with the Jungle King. We lived on the edge of part of the Great Dismal Swamp, and the marshes, bogs and trees were my childhood playground. In fact I lived in a tree house for most of my high school years. And I had cats!

I did this ink piece for the Robert E. Howard poem "Dreaming On Downs" in Songs of Giants. I thought it might look good ...
08/26/2020

I did this ink piece for the Robert E. Howard poem "Dreaming On Downs" in Songs of Giants. I thought it might look good with a bit of color.

I did this ink piece for the Robert E. Howard poem "Dreaming On Downs" in Songs of Giants. I thought it might look good with a bit of color.

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