Thomas Yeates

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Thomas Yeates
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Thomas Yeates at the 2008 New York Comic Con.
Born (1955-01-19) January 19, 1955 (age 62)
Nationality American
Area(s) Artist
Notable works
Conan, Prince Valiant, Tarzan, Zorro
Awards Inkpot Award 2012
http://www.thomasyeates.com/

Thomas Yeates (born January 19, 1955)[1] is an American comic strip and comic book artist best known for illustrating the comic strips Prince Valiant and Zorro and for working on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Career

Thomas Yeates was part of the first graduating class from The Kubert School.[2][3] His first published comics work was "Preacher" a five-page backup feature in Sgt. Rock #312 (Jan. 1978).[4] He provided spot illustrations for a Batman prose story in Detective Comics #500 (March 1981) written by Walter B. Gibson, longtime writer of The Shadow.[5][6] Yeates and Jack C. Harris briefly revived Claw the Unconquered as a backup feature in The Warlord #48-49.[7] "Dragonsword" was a backup feature by Paul Levitz and Yeates which appeared in The Warlord #51-54 (Nov. 1981–Feb. 1982).[8][9] In 1982, Yeates and writer Martin Pasko revived Swamp Thing in a new series titled Saga of the Swamp Thing.[10] Timespirits was created by Stephen Perry and Yeates for the Epic Comics line.[11] He drew the Universe X: Beasts and Universe X: Cap one-shots for Marvel in 2001.[4][12] On April 1, 2012, Yeates began drawing the Prince Valiant comic strip, replacing Gary Gianni.[13] Yeates collaborated with Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier on the Groo vs. Conan crossover for Dark Horse Comics in 2014.[14]

Awards

Yeates received an Inkpot Award in 2012.[15]

Bibliography

Comico

Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

Eclipse Comics

HM Communications, Inc.

Image Comics

Malibu Comics

  • Tarzan: The Beckoning #1–7 (1992–1993)

Marvel Comics

Pacific Comics

  • Alien Worlds #3, 5 (1983)

Topps Comics

References

  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Talent From The Kubert School: Thomas Yeates". The Kubert School. n.d. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Thomas Yeates". Lambiek Comiclopedia. 2014. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Thomas Yeates at the Grand Comics Database
  5. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 193. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Writer of pulp icon the Shadow, Walter Gibson, spun a prose story of the Dark Knight, illustrated by Tom Yeates. 
  6. ^ Greenberger, Robert (December 2013). "Memories of Detective Comics #500". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (69): 54–57. 
  7. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 195
  8. ^ Catron, Michael (July 1981). "Dragon Sword". Amazing Heroes. Seattle, Washington: Fantagraphics Books (2): 18. Dragon Sword, a new sword-and sorcery series created and scripted by Paul Levitz and pencilled and inked by Tom Yeates will debut as the back feature in Warlord #51, on sale in August [1981]. 
  9. ^ LoTempio, D. J. (2002). "Tom Yeates Interview". Fanzing. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 197: "Swamp Thing returned to the pages of a new ongoing series, written by Martin Pasko and drawn by artist Tom Yeates."
  11. ^ Cronin, Brian (June 9, 2008). "Everybody’s Somebody’s Baby – Day Thirteen". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on August 20, 2014. 
  12. ^ Booker, M. Keith (2010). "Earth X". Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels. Santa Barbara, California: Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 157. ISBN 978-0313357466. 
  13. ^ Gross, Stephen D. (October 31, 2014). "Tom Yeates’ princely appointment". Santa Rosa, California: The Press Democrat. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. 
  14. ^ Hennon, Blake (April 18, 2014). "WonderCon: Sergio Aragonés, Mark Evanier talk new Groo". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 18, 2014. In the series, Aragonés draws Groo, and Tom Yeates draws Conan. 
  15. ^ "Inkpot Awards". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2014. Archived from the original on October 10, 2014. 

External links

  • Thomas Yeates official site
  • Thomas Yeates at the Comic Book DB
  • Thomas Yeates at Mike's Amazing World of Comics
  • Thomas Yeates at the Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators
Preceded by
n/a
The Saga of the Swamp Thing artist
1982–1983
Succeeded by
Bo Hampton
Preceded by
Gary Gianni
Prince Valiant artist
2012–present
Succeeded by
n/a
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