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 60)
Nationality American
Area(s) Artist
Notable works
Conan, Prince Valiant, Tarzan, Zorro
Awards Inkpot Award 2012

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

Career[edit]

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[edit]

Yeates received an Inkpot Award in 2012.[15]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. 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 27, 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. 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! (TwoMorrows Publishing) (69): 54–57. 
  7. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 195
  8. ^ Catron, Michael (July 1981). "Dragon Sword". Amazing Heroes (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. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 157. ISBN 978-0313357466. 
  13. ^ Gross, Stephen D. (October 31, 2014). "Tom Yeates’ princely appointment". 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. 

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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