Thursday, March 6, 2014

Artist Appreciation: Skottie Young

I first noticed Young's work on the Oz books Marvel's been putting out, written by Eric Shanower with amazing colors by Jean-Francis Beaulieu. I've loved all of them so far, though Young, at least, is done with the series. I'm not sure if it's going on without him. Young is currently doing a Rocket Raccoon series.

We should be glad that he is. I think I've got the series from the 80s somewhere in a comic box. Young works mostly for Marvel, doing lots of variant covers. He recently worked on Neil Gaiman's Fortunately, the Milk.

Young is a cartoonist in the classical and best sense of the word. He's got a tumblr where he posts a whole lot of stuff, including a daily sketch, which is my favorite part of it. There's a lot of stuff on his old blog, too.

I wanted to do a short gallery of all his wizards, because he gives them this great, cluttered, looming quality. But there's just too much good stuff to limit it to that. So first, some wizards.

Sorting Hat


Turtle Wizard
Wizard and weird tree thing.
And then some other drawings that I just love:

Monster under the bed.

Thor Frog


Fozzie and Marc Maron

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