Beth Sotelo

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Beth Sotelo
Sotelo at the New York Comic Con in Manhattan, New York on October 10, 2010.
Nationality American
Area(s) Colourist
Notable works
Spouse(s) Joel Gomez

Beth Sotelo is an American comic book colorist working with Aspen MLT. Having started at Top Cow Productions in 2001, she has since worked at both DC Comics and Marvel Comics, two of the largest American comic publishers.

Early life[edit]

Sotelo grew up in Hesperia and San Gabriel, California. She began drawing at a young age, and took classes related to her interest in art whenever possible.[1]


Sotelo began her career as a colorist for Top Cow Productions in 2001.[2][3] She mentored under Peter Steigerwald.[4] She continued to work mostly for Aspen Comics, but also did work for Marvel Comics and DC Comics.[1] Among her Marvel works is the 2008 comic book Wolverine: Killing Made Simple.[5] She has been the colorist on the All New Fathom and Shrugged series from Aspen MLT.[4] She was also the colorist on Fathom volume 5 in 2016.[6]

She was noted for her work on Brightest Day #0, on which Sotelo collaborated with fellow colorist Peter Stiegerwald. Doug Zawisza of Comic Book Resources noted their "solid coloring", saying that "the duo delivered consistency in this book -- but some of their color choices seemed murky and undefined, such as Firestorm's skin tone."[7] Zawisza later praised the color in issue #18, saying, "All the same, the colors are played as a strength in this issue, even serving as a framing sequence."[8] Her work on Soulfire #9 was called "electric" by David Pepose of Newsarama.[9]

In 2013, she used Kickstarter to fund her comic, Grump.[10][11] Sotelo had been working on the character and concept of Grump for about 7 years. Sotelo describes the character: "Grump is a 9 year old boy with a pinch of agoraphobia. He lives in a house that looks like it should be condemned. He has no friends. His adopted stray dog has gone missing. Now, Grump’s world is about to change. We'll watch him explore his own neighborhood for the first time."[4]

Sotelo was one of the colorists on Catwoman in 2014.[12] She was a colorist on Jason Coffee's Warhawks in 2014.[13] She worked as a colorist on Batman/Superman in 2015.[14] She was an artist on the 2016 one-shot Suicide Squad Most Wanted: El Diablo and Boomerang.[15]

Sotelo appeared at the Long Beach Comic Con in September 2014.[16] She was one of the special guests at the event "A League of Extraordinary Ladies" at Big Red Comics in Orange, California in February 2015.[17] She was one of the industry personalities at the Middle East Film & Comic Con in Dubai in April 2016.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Sotelo is married to fellow artist Joel Gomez. They live in San Diego, California.[1]



DC Comics[edit]

Image Comics/Top Cow Productions[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]


  • Ant #4 (cover)
  • Atomika #1-8
  • Cici #1-2
  • "The Revolution" - Heavy Metal Magazine (January 2002)
  • Lucky Bamboo Presents #0
  • "Lady Mechanika - The Clockwork Assassin" #1-2


  1. ^ a b c Sotelo, Beth (n.d.). "About Me". Archived from the original on August 11, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Beth Sotelo". Comikaze Expo. 2015. Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ Beth Sotelo at the Grand Comics Database
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  5. ^ "Wolverine: Killing Made Simple #1". Comic Book Resources. August 1, 2008. Archived from the original on September 14, 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
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  7. ^ Zawisza, Doug (April 14, 2010). "Brightest Day #0". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ Zawisza, Doug (January 19, 2011). "Brightest Day #18". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on January 21, 2011. 
  9. ^ Prepose, David (January 4, 2011). "Best Shots Advance Reviews: Rescue Rangers, Soulfire, More". Newsarama. Archived from the original on September 19, 2015. 
  10. ^ Wilson, Alex (July 27, 2013). "Let's get Grump out of bed". Bleeding Cool. Archived from the original on November 17, 2014. 
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