April 3, 1978 |
Skottie Young (born April 3 1978) is an American comic book artist, children's book illustrator and writer. He is best known for his work with various Marvel Comics characters, his comic book adaptations of L. Frank Baum's Oz books with Eric Shanower and a series of novels with Neil Gaiman.
Young moved from Tennessee to Chicago in 2002 at which time he began working for Marvel Comics. Early projects included illustrating the Spider-Man Legend of the Spider Clan mini-series as part of the Marvel Mangaverse as well as the Human Torch and the New X-Men for which he also wrote an issue.
He has drawn covers for many books including Cable & Deadpool, Spider-Man, Deadpool and Iron Man along with a popular series of Baby Variant covers for dozens of Marvel titles that were eventually collected in a single volume. 
He has gained critical acclaim for his work on the New York Times Best Selling and Eisner Award winning series The Wonderful Wizard of Oz published by Marvel Comics. The follow-up graphic novel The Marvelous Land of Oz also made the New York Times Best Sellers List. Young has continued to collaborate with writer Eric Shanower to adapt the third and fourth books in the Oz series Ozma of Oz and Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz respectively. He and Shanower are set to adapt the fifth book in the series, The Road to Oz.
Comics work includes:
- Cable & Deadpool #35-50 (cover art)
- New X-Men #37-43
- Human Torch #1-6
- Venom #14-18
- New Warriors: Reality Check #1-6
- Runaways/X-Men: Free #1
- Spider-Man: Legend of The Spider Clan #1-4
- Oz series
- Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #150
- "Neil Gaiman and Skottie Young Team for Children's Novel", Comic Book Resources. 11 July 2012.
- "Marvel To Flood Market With Skottie Young Covers", Bleeding Cool. 4 June 2013.
- "Marvel To Collect All The Skottie Young Baby Variant Covers In One Issue", Bleeding Cool. 3 March 2012.
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