Arthur Suydam

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Arthur Suydam
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Suydam at the 2013 Wizard World New York Experience
Born 1953
Nationality American
Area(s) Artist
Notable works
Marvel Zombies

Official website

Arthur Suydam (born 1953) is an American comic book artist and musician. He has done artwork for magazines including Heavy Metal, Epic Illustrated and National Lampoon, while his comic book work includes Batman, Conan, Tarzan, Predator, Aliens, Death Dealer, and Marvel Zombies.

Career[edit]

Illustration[edit]

Suydam has contributed work to many publications, including Heavy Metal, House of Secrets, House of Mystery, Penthouse Comix, Epic Illustrated and National Lampoon, as well as international sci-fi and comic anthologies. His own projects include Arthur Suydam: The Art of the Barbarian, Skin Deep, The Alien Encounters Poster Book, Visions: The Art of Arthur Suydam, Mudwogs, Mudwogs II, Bedtime Stories for the Incarcerated, Libby in the Lost World and The Adventures of Cholly and Flytrap.[1]

Arthur Suydam's comic book work includes such titles as Batman, Conan, Tarzan, Predator, Aliens and Death Dealer. Recently, his work has primarily been on covers, including Marvel Zombies, Ghost Rider, Hellstorm, Moon Knight, Wolverine, Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness, and Raise the Dead.

Suydam also created the box art for the game Touch the Dead, and provided the cover art to the Mickey Spillane (with Max Allan Collins) novel Dead Street. He has also done cover artwork for the horror punk band the Misfits, including their 2009 single "Land of the Dead" and 2011 album The Devil's Rain.

Suydam was the Artist Guest of Honor at Dragon Con.[2][3]

Music[edit]

Suydam is also a singer-songwriter of American roots music, who plays in the band, the Gotham Playboys. He has performed with Bill Haley’s Comets and The Platters. He has also composed and recorded the soundtrack to the independent film, The Feud.[citation needed]

Cover work[edit]

Marvel Comics homage covers[edit]

The cover of each issue of the Marvel Zombies related book is a homage cover of a famous cover from Marvel history, featuring zombie versions of the characters.

  • Marvel Zombies collection, 1st printing -- Secret Wars #1, by Mike Zeck.
  • Marvel Zombies collection, 2nd printing -- Amazing Spider-Man #316, by Todd McFarlane.
  • Marvel Zombies collection, 3rd printing -- Fantastic Four #49, by Jack Kirby.
  • Marvel Zombies collection, 4th printing -- Avengers #1, by Jack Kirby.
  • Marvel Zombies collection, 5th printing -- Mary Jane #2, by Takeshi Miyazawa.
  • Marvel Zombies collection, 6th printing is a homage to Iron Man #128, by Bob Layton.
  • Ultimate Fantastic Four #30 (variant cover) -- Fantastic Four #1, by Jack Kirby.
  • Ultimate Fantastic Four #31 (variant cover) -- Fantastic Four #51, by Jack Kirby.
  • Ultimate Fantastic Four #32 (variant cover), is a homage to Fantastic Four #8, by Jack Kirby.
  • Marvel Zombies: Dead Days -- X-Men vol. 2 #1, by Jim Lee.
  • Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #1, 1st printing -- X-Men #141, by John Byrne.
  • Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #1, 2nd printing -- |X-Men #137, by John Byrne.
  • Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #1, 3rd printing -- Captain America #1, by Jack Kirby.
  • Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #2 -- X-Men #268, by Jim Lee.
  • Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #3, 1st printing -- Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, by Dick Giordano.
  • Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #3, 2nd printing -- The Death of Captain Marvel graphic novel, by Jim Starlin.
  • Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #4 -- Captain America #100, by Syd Shores.
  • Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #5 -- Wolverine #1 (1982), by Frank Miller.
  • Black Panther #27 -- Fantastic Four #3, by Jack Kirby.
  • Black Panther #28 -- Fantastic Four #116, by John Buscema.
  • Black Panther #29 -- Avengers #87, by John Buscema.
  • Black Panther #30 -- Fantastic Four #4, by Jack Kirby.
  • Marvel Zombies Poster Book is a homage to Secret Wars #8 by Mike Zeck.
  • Marvel Zombies 2 #1 i—the variant cover of Civil War #1, by Michael Turner.
  • Marvel Zombies 2 #2 i-- Marvel Comics #1, by Frank Paul.
  • Marvel Zombies 2 #3 -- Tales of Suspense #39 by Don Heck.
  • Marvel Zombies 2 #4 -- Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #4, by Jim Steranko.
  • Marvel Zombies 2 #5 -- Silver Surfer #4, by John Buscema.

Other homage covers for Marvel[edit]

Other Marvel covers[edit]

  • Amazing Spider-Girl #13 'Zombie' Variant
  • Avengers/Invaders #9 Variant
  • Fantastic Four #554 'Skrull' Variant
  • Ghost Rider #08
  • Ghost Rider #09
  • Ghost Rider #10
  • Ghost Rider #11
  • Ghost Rider #30
  • Ghost Rider #31
  • Ghost Rider #32
  • Ghost Rider #33
  • Ghost Rider #34
  • Ghost Rider #35
  • Incredible Hercules #121
  • Incredible Hercules #122 'Zombie' Variant
  • Moon Knight #14
  • Moon Knight #15
  • Moon Knight #16
  • Moon Knight #17
  • Moon Knight #18
  • Moon Knight #19
  • Moon Knight #21
  • Moon Knight #22
  • Moon Knight #23
  • Moon Knight #24
  • Moon Knight #25
  • Rawhide Kid #4
  • Thor #1 Variant
  • Thor #1 'Zombie' Variant
  • Wolverine #57
  • Wolverine #58
  • Wolverine #59
  • Wolverine #60
  • Wolverine #61
  • Wolverine Origins #10 Variant

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Manning, Shaun (April 29, 2009). "Arthur Suydam on "Cholly & Flytrap"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved November 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ Parkin, J.K. (July 14, 2008). "San Diego Bound: Mattel, Capcom, Hiro Mashima and more". Newsarama.
  3. ^ "Comic creator: Arthur Suydam". Lambiek Comiclopedia. Retrieved February 26, 2013.

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