Cynthia Martin

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Cynthia Martin
Area(s)Cartoonist, Penciller, Inker
Pseudonym(s)Cindy Martin
Notable works
Star Wars

Cynthia Martin (a.k.a. Cindy Martin;[1] born 1961) is a comic book artist best known for her work on the Marvel Comics Star Wars title during its waning years in the mid-1980s. She was one of the few women working in mainstream American comics during that time.

Martin's clean lines and strong sense of movement during action scenes set her apart from other Star Wars artists of the time in addition to being one of the few women working in comics.[2] Her work displayed the influence of Japanese manga long before it became common in American comics.[3]


The first comic Martin worked on was the Ms. Victory Special #1 (AC Comics, 1985). She then got the Star Wars assignment, where she did the covers for issues 92 and 93, and then the pencils for most of the issues between 94 and 107. Besides AC and Marvel, Martin has worked for DC Comics, Eclipse Comics, First Comics, Topps Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and a number of other small presses.

In recent years, Martin has been illustrating early-reader "graphic biographies" for Capstone Press. She also illustrated Edge Books: How to Draw Comic Heroes ISBN 978-1-4296-0074-3. According to her bio on Silver Phoenix Entertainment, Martin's currents projects include books for ABDO Publications and the graphic novel Shadowflight.

On May 1, 2010, Cynthia was inducted as an Honorary Member of the 501st Legion international costuming organization in recognition of her contributions to the Star Wars saga.


Comics work includes:[1]


DC Comics[edit]

Eclipse Comics[edit]

AC Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

Capstone Press graphic novels[edit]

  • Elizabeth Blackwell: America's First Woman Doctor
  • George Washington: Leading a New Nation
  • Helen Keller: Courageous Advocate
  • Jane Goodall: Animal Scientist
  • Sacagawea: Journey into the West
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Wilma Rudolph: Olympic Track Star
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Women's Rights Pioneer
  • Booker T. Washington: Great American Educator
  • Hedy Lamarr and a Secret Communication System
  • Story of the Statue of Liberty
  • Story of the Star-Spangled Banner
  • Nathan Hale: Revolutionary Spy
  • Max Axiom, Super Scientist: Sound
  • Max Axiom, Super Scientist: Adaptation
  • Max Axiom, Super Scientist: Food Chains
  • Max Axiom, Super Scientist: Magnetism
  • Max Axiom, Super Scientist: Global Warming



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