Art For Art’s Sake # 94: Skottie Young Making You Smile

by Richard Bruton

Another Art For Art’s Sake, another week done. So it’s time once more to settle down and see what’s going on in the world of comic art this week, featuring artists old and new but all looking so good. And we end this week with a longer look at Skottie Young…

Alex TothGreen Lantern #171 – Dec ’83

Bernie Wrightson

Yuki Shimuzu – Catwoman

Moon Knight by Bill Sienkievicz

Brett Wedele with a certain lil baby…

Jenny Frison – Doctor Aphra

Harley Quinn by Riley Rossmo

Harley Quinn by Yoshitaka Amano

Justine Frany – Phoenix

Patrick Gleason – great Spider-Man cover

Tom Grillo

Raina Telgemeier – her brilliant graphic novel Ghosts, a tale of death and cystic fibrosis that still manages to be so uplifting

Strange Adventures #1 cover by Mitch Gerads

John Romita Jr – the construction of a cover…


And finally…

Skottie Young, whose oh-so-cute style, featured on so many variant covers over the years, have always managed to make the day a little brighter.

He got his start at Marvel with interiors on the likes of Spider-Man: Legend of the Spider Clan, but some of my favourite work of his comes in the Oz adaptations written by Eric Shanower that began in 2005. In the intervening years his art has featured on an awful lot of Marvel covers, but he’s also found time to write and draw interiors, including for his own creation, I Hate Fairyland at Image Comics. This was followed by writing Middlewest with artist Jorge Corona and Bully Wars with artist Aaron Conley.

He’s got a wonderfully silly and recognisable style, and one to enjoy looking at right now, beginning with some of those early Oz pages…

And then the beginning of I Hate Fairyland…


And finally, a bit of everything, including some of those great Marvel covers and art…

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