Parks lives in Kansas with his lovely wife and two children.
He likes to cook, play poker, and make things out of wood.
He is a poor golfer, and he has a weakness for bourbon. He
makes comic books for a living.
Most of Ande's career in comics has been spent as an inker,
and that is still what pays the bills for the most part.
In recent years, though, he has also turned his attention to
As an inker, Parks has worked for nearly every major comic
book publisher, on such titles as Wonder Woman, Superman,
Daredevil, and Spider-Man. His bold, graphic style has won
him widespread acclaim, including a Harvey nomination as best
inker. He is best known for his work on Green Arrow, which
he inked over his frequent collaborator Phil Hester. On
Green Arrow, Hester and Parks got to work with the likes of
Kevin Smith, Brad Meltzer, and Judd Winick. The book has
been collected into several volumes, and was named one of the
best books for young adults by The
American Library Association. Parks and Hester are
currently working on DC's Nightwing, with writer Devin Grayson.
Parks' writing career began when
he created the superhero spoof Uncle Slam & Fire Dog for his pal
Mike Manley's Action Planet Comics. Uncle Slam appeared in
three issues of the Action Planet anthology, and in two issues
of his own book. Parks has hinted that he has plans for
Slam and his canine sidekick, but he ain't spilling the details.
In 2004, Oni Press published
Ande's first original graphic novel, Union Station. The
book deals with the events surrounding Kansas City's Union
Station massacre, which took place in 1933 and helped J. Edgar
Hoover make the F.B.I. a powerful force. Eduardo Barreto
provides stunningly rich artwork. Union Station garnered
many good reviews, which can be found on the writing page.
2005 saw the publication of Ande's
follow-up to Union Station, a return to the genre of historical
fiction. Capote In Kansas was drawn by Chris Samnee, whose
bold, moody work work brilliantly with Parks' sparse, intense
script. The book details the time Truman Capote spent in
Kansas while he worked on his masterpiece, In Cold Blood.
The reviews for Capote In Kansas have been stunningly positive,
as you can see on the writing projects page.