David Yurkovich

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David Yurkovich
Born 1964 (age 52–53)
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, Writer, Penciller, Publisher
Notable works
Death by Chocolate,
The Broccoli Agenda,
The Bill Mantlo Benefit Book
Awards Xeric Award, 1996

David Yurkovich (born 1964) is an American independent writer and illustrator of comic books and graphic novels.

Yurkovich began self-publishing in 1996 following receipt of a grant from Peter Laird's (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) acclaimed Xeric Foundation. Titles Yurkovich has written and illustrated include Altercations, Haunted, Death by Chocolate, The S.H.O.P., and The Broccoli Agenda. Largely out of print, Yurkovich's early work has been published in collected volumes by Top Shelf Productions as Less Than Heroes (2004) and Death by Chocolate: Redux (2007).

In May 2006, Yurkovich began work on the Bill Mantlo Project (a.k.a. The Bill Mantlo Benefit Book), as an homage to Bill Mantlo, whom Yurkovich regards as a major influence. The retrospective, published June 2007 by Sleeping Giant, delves into Mantlo's life and career. It includes interviews with many of Mantlo's former industry colleagues (among them Marv Wolfman, Ed Hannigan, Tony Isabella, and George Pérez) and an introduction by Mantlo's brother Michael Mantlo. Additionally, the project features previously unpublished fiction by Mantlo, some of which was adapted into sequential form by Yurkovich. Yurkovich produced the project as a benefit book; all proceeds were donated to Bill's brother and caregiver Michael Mantlo, to help toward the costs of maintaining Bill's daily care.

Recent projects include a self-published photo graphic novel series, Nocturne (2010-2011). In January 2012 Yurkovich announced that Five Years, a 350-page graphic novel, was in development and scheduled for a summer 2014 release.

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