Freddie Williams II

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Freddie Williams II
Williams at the 2010 New York Comic Con.
Born Kansas City, Kansas
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller

Freddie E. Williams II is an American comic book writer and artist. He is best known for his work on DC Comics' Robin series.

Early life[edit]

Williams was born in Little Rock, Arkansas grew up Kansas City, Kansas and now lives in Lees Summit, Missouri with his wife. He was raised in an impoverished single-parent home, and often dreamed of flying away like Superman. His sister supported his love of comics and his dream of becoming a comic book artist. Williams was inspired to become a comic book artist at the age of 15 after seeing Jim Lee's artwork in Uncanny X-Men #272.[dead link][1]


While attending the 2005 San Diego Comic-Con, Williams submitted a portfolio to the DC talent search. He was hired to do a few issues of Seven Soldiers featuring Mister Miracle, and a fill in issue for Aquaman.[1]

In 2006 Williams signed an exclusive contract with DC Comics.[2] He became the regular artist on Robin beginning with issue 149 in 2006, and began illustrating The Flash in early 2008.

Williams appears frequently on comic book-related podcasts including Comic Geek Speak, Half Hour Wasted, Raging Bullets and Fanboy Radio.[citation needed] He also posted online tutorials about creating digital artwork in comics.[3] The tutorials are available on his YouTube page.[4]

On December 23rd, 2014, Williams was a featured guest on Episode 26 of the web show 'Best of the Worst' by RedLetterMedia.

Williams is the author of a book about digital artwork, The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics.[5]

Technique and materials[edit]

Williams trained in traditional art methods but is primarily a digital artist who uses a "hybrid method," as detailed in The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics..[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Freddie E Williams II Comicspace article". 2007-12-23. Archived from the original on November 30, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Newsarama article". 2006-10-24. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Freddie E Williams II webpage tutorials". 2005. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  4. ^ "Freddie E Williams II youtube page". 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  5. ^ "The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics". 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 


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Preceded by
Daniel Acuña
Flash artist
Succeeded by
Paco Diaz
Preceded by
Scott McDaniel
Robin artist
Succeeded by
David Baldeon