Richard Elson

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Richard Elson
Born 1962 (age 55–56)
Nationality British
Area(s) Penciller, Inker, Colourist
Notable works
Sonic the Comic

Richard Elson (born 1962) is a British comic book artist best known for his work on Sonic the Comic, 2000 AD and Thor.


Richard Elson is a fine art graduate with over sixteen years experience as an artist and illustrator.

His versatility has found a wide variety of outlets in a career that has included extended runs on Sonic the Comic and Britain's premier science-fiction anthology 2000 AD. He has contributed to many of the comics published in the UK over recent years, including The Beano (drawing Billy The Cat in 2003, and also Tim Traveller in that year's The Beano Annual), Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, Toxic Crusaders[1] and Panini Comics' UK title Spectacular Spider-Man Adventures.

His first Marvel Comics work was Marvel Zombies Return: Hulk, with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Seth Grahame-Smith.[2] He subsequently illustrated issues of Thor and Journey Into Mystery during Kieron Gillen's run writing the titles, and is currently the launch artist on a new series of Morbius, the Living Vampire.

He has also worked for computer games companies, toy manufacturers and UK television show This Morning.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Elson lives in the UK, with his wife and two children, in the cathedral city of Worcester.[1]


Comic work includes:


  1. ^ a b c "Osprey Publishing - Military History Books - Author Profile: Richard Elson". Osprey Publishing. Archived from the original on 2 December 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Brownfield, Troy (June 22, 2009). "The Zombies - This Time, With Literate Roots". Newsarama. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 

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