Husband for nearly 25 years. Father for almost as long.
I'm a storyteller who began working in comics, then moved into television and film.
I've written and or drawn somewhere around 200 comic books, most notably during my run at Valiant Comics where I co-created BLOODSHOT. I was able to write the Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip for King Features (a childhood dream) and have created visual effects for major motion pictures like, I, ROBOT, DAREDEVIL, MISS CONGENIALITY and HART'S WAR. I currently create visual effects for TV shows like Law and Order and Royal Pains.
In recent years, I've wrtten, directed and edited a number of films that have premiered on SCI FI CHANNEL-- THE FALLEN ONES, VOODOO MOON, SLAYER and DEATH ROW (TV TITLE: Haunted Prison) All are available on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment.
I'm writing comics again-- this time for DC (Superman and Batman vs. Vampires and Werewolves! and ORACLE: The Cure) and IDW (GI JOE: Snake Eyes with the real-life actor who plays Snake-Eyes in this Summer's movie-- Ray Park)
My official site is: www.kevinvanhook.com
Here is my son Cameron's Film School Thesis film:
Who I'd like to meet:
Frank Frazetta, George Lucas, Steven Speilberg, Peter Jackson, Robert Zemeckis,
A few of my heroes/idols I have gotten to meet or talk to (and in some cases, work with): Al Williamson, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Joe Sinnott, Barry Windsor-Smith, Dennis Muren, Richard Edlund, John Dykstra, Doug Trumbull, Ken Ralston, Stan Winston, Steranko, George Perez, Marv Wolfman, Len Wein, Bernie Wrightson, Will Eisner, Frank Miller, Sam Raimi, Guillermo Del Toro, Bruce Campbell, Ray Park, Casper Van Dien, Lee Majors, Ray Harryhausen, Ray Bradbury, Jeffrey Combs, John Amos, Linda Carter, Stacey Keach, Robert Wagner, Geoffrey Lewis, George Kennedy, John Byrne, Paul Gulacy, Doug Moench, Jim Shooter, Bob Layton, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Lawrence Fishburne, George Romero, Mick Garris, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger, Tom Savini, John Landis, Dick Smith, Frank Darabont, Joe Dante, Dee Wallace, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and many others...