Jamie McKelvie

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Jamie McKelvie
McKelvie at the New York Comic Con in Manhattan, 10 October 2010.
Born 8 May 1980 (37 years)
United Kingdom
Nationality British
Area(s) Cartoonist, Writer, Penciller, Inker, Letterer
Notable works
The Wicked + The Divine
Long Hot Summer
Young Avengers

Jamie McKelvie is a British cartoonist and illustrator, known for his both work on books such as Phonogram, Young Avengers and The Wicked + The Divine, and his approach to comic character design.


Since 2003, McKelvie has collaborated with journalist Kieron Gillen on a comic strip for the official PlayStation Magazine UK, entitled Save Point. He has worked on a number of projects for Image Comics, including Phonogram. His next major work was with colorist Guy Major and Matthew Wilson on his creator-owned series Suburban Glamour.

He has done various work for Marvel Comics, including a run on Defenders with Matt Fraction, and the X-Men: Season One graphic novel with Dennis Hopeless. He has collaborated with Gillen on a relaunch of Young Avengers for Marvel.[1] Currently he and Gillen are working on a third volume of Phonogram, and on a new series called The Wicked + The Divine.[2][3]

McKelvie's artwork also graces the covers of the Art Brut album Brilliant! Tragic! and the single "Lost Weekend",[4][5][6] and of two novels by writer Mur Lafferty.[7]

Character design[edit]

McKelvie has redesigned a number of characters' costumes. This includes the 2012 redesign of long-time character Carol Danvers, for a relaunch of the character as the new Captain Marvel.[8] Subsequently, in late 2013, the design for Kamala Khan's outfit when she becomes Ms Marvel was unveiled.[9] He has also made available his personal takes on Wonder Woman,[10] Iron Man[11] and Cyclops.[12]

McKelvie has said that he eschews practicality when creating his Marvel designs, stating that he considers the "message a [..] character's design is putting across",[13] and specifically for Ms. Marvel, the design reflects "the Captain Marvel legacy, and also her story and her background".[14]



Interior work[edit]

Cover work[edit]


  • Kudos 2, Positech Games


  1. ^ Richards, Dave (9 October 2012). "EXCLUSIVE: Gillen & McKelvie Assemble New Volume of "Young Avengers"". Comic Book Resources. 
  2. ^ Gillen, Kieron (27 September 2012). "Oh, Our Meeting Lit a Fuse in My Heart, Devoured Me". Phonogram. 
  3. ^ Wheeler, Andrew (9 January 2014). " Exclusive: Gillen & McKelvie Announce 'The Wicked + the Divine' For Image" Archived 29 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine.. Comics Alliance.
  4. ^ Khouri, Andy (4 March 2011). " Jamie McKelvie’s Art Brut Album Cover with Exclusive Kieron Gillen Commentary" Archived 10 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. Comics Alliance.
  5. ^ " Art Brut's 'Brilliant! Tragic!' album cover art by Jamie McKelvie". Marvel.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  6. ^ Reed, Patrick A. (1 September 2011). "Pop Music Comics: Brilliant! Tragic! (inspired by the songs Of Art Brut)". Depth of Field Magazine.
  7. ^ Orbit Books (4 January 2013).Cover Story: THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NYC by Mur Lafferty
  8. ^ Ching, Albert (22 March 2012). "Jamie McKelvie Details his Captain Marvel Redesign". Newsarama. .
  9. ^ "P:R Approved: Jamie McKelvie’s Ms. Marvel". Project Rooftop. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "Wonder Woman by Jamie McKelvie". Project Rooftop. 26 April 2006. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "Jamie McKelvie’s Iron Man". Project Rooftop. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Jamie McKelvie Presents…X-Men’s Cyclops with Moustache". ifanboy.com. 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  13. ^ Albert Ching (22 March 2012). "Jamie McKelvie Details his CAPTAIN MARVEL Redesign". Newsarama. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "STEWART, MCKELVIE & MORE TALK COSTUME DESIGN IN MODERN COMICS".  Unknown parameter |= ignored (help)


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