Ryan Sook

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Ryan Sook
Born San Jose, California
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, Penciller, Inker, Colourist
Notable works
Seven Soldiers: Zatanna
X-Factor

Ryan Sook is an American comic book artist, known for his work on books such as Seven Soldiers: Zatanna, X-Factor and The Spectre. His style has been compared to that of Mike Mignola, Adam Hughes and Kevin Nowlan.[1]

Career[edit]

Sook's first professional work was in Challengers of the Unknown #15 published in 1998. For the next 2 years he worked primarily on books for Dark Horse, including several stories set in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe, as well as 2 creator-owned projects in Dark Horse Presents: Witch's Son & Ragnok, with writer John Arcudi. He has also inked over Matt Smith's pencils in Lobster Johnson: The Killer in My Skull, a back-up story in Hellboy: Box Full of Evil #1.

In 2001 he earned critical and fan praise for his work on The Spectre for DC Comics. He left the book in 2002 to draw the first spin-off mini-series from Mike Mignola's Hellboy, BPRD: Hollow Earth.[2]

From 2003 to 2010 Sook has worked primarily for DC Comics focusing more on coverwork than interior sequential pages. His work in this time period includes Arkham Asylum: Living Hell with Dan Slott,[1] Hawkman with Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti,[3][4] Seven Soldiers: Zatanna with Grant Morrison and X-Factor with Peter David for Marvel. He has also worked on several books for Wildstorm.

In 2009 Sook garnered his highest critical praise to date for his work on the Kamandi story in Wednesday Comics, written by Dave Gibbons. For the twelve-part serialization he handled all of the art chores including lettering.

Sook has been compared to Mike Mignola, Adam Hughes and Kevin Nowlan and has as well been influenced by them, but he also draws inspiration from Alphonse Mucha, JC Leyendecker and Norman Rockwell, among many others.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

Interior work[edit]

Cover work[edit]

Dungeons & Dragons[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bangs, Peter (May 15, 2003). "Arkham Interview: Artist Ryan Sook". Slush Factory. 
  2. ^ Giles, Keith (November 14, 2001). "Ryan Sook, Paranormal Researcher". Comic Book Resources. 
  3. ^ New Hawkman Team - Comics Continuum (Wednesday, February 18, 2004)
  4. ^ Singh, Arune (September 15, 2004). "L(S)ook Up in the Sky! Ryan Sook Talks "Hawkman"". Comic Book Resources. 

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