March 3, 1978 |
|Awards||Inkwell Award for The All-in-One Award (2013)|
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 2000 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 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.
In February of 2014, MTV News conducted an exclusive interview with Young and announced that he would begin work on a new Rocket Raccoon solo series for Marvel Comics. Slated to begin in July 2014, Young will be taking on his first ongoing series serving in both the writing and artist duties. Though the series precedes the release of the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy, there has been no specific mandate to follow the path of the movie according to Marvel Editor Sana Amanat. Young, speaking about Rocket's first ongoing series, has been quoted as saying "I think it's going to have a connection to that nostalgic feeling for 'Looney Tunes,' that old animated flavor where everything wasn't squeaky clean, you know? Daffy Duck would get his bill blasted off with double barrel shotguns... That's what I grew up watching, and being able to play around with that in this hyper-superhero intergalactic universe will be a lot of fun." 
Young currently lives in Dunlap, Illinois with his wife, Casey McCauley and their son.
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.
- "Rocket Raccoon Spins Off 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Into Solo Comic Series", MTV News. 27 Feb 2014.
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