Thomas Yeates

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Tom Yeates)
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the American comics artist. For the English orientalist, see Thomas Yeates (orientalist). For the British trade unionist, see Tom Yates (trade unionist).
Thomas Yeates
Thomas Yeates at the 2008 New York Comic Con.
Born (1955-01-19) January 19, 1955 (age 60)
Nationality American
Area(s) Artist
Notable works
Conan, Prince Valiant, Tarzan, Zorro
Awards Inkpot Award 2012

Thomas Yeates (born January 19, 1955)[1] is an American comic book and comic strip artist best known for illustrating the comic strips Prince Valiant and Zorro as well as work on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.


Thomas Yeates was part of the first graduating class from The Kubert School.[2][3] His first published comics work was "Preacher" a five-page backup feature in Sgt. Rock #312 (Jan. 1978).[4] He provided spot illustrations for a Batman prose story in Detective Comics #500 (March 1981) written by Walter B. Gibson, longtime writer of The Shadow.[5][6] Yeates and Jack C. Harris briefly revived Claw the Unconquered as a backup feature in The Warlord #48-49.[7] "Dragonsword" was a backup feature by Paul Levitz and Yeates which appeared in The Warlord #51-54 (Nov. 1981-Feb. 1982).[8][9] In 1982, Yeates and writer Martin Pasko revived Swamp Thing in a new series titled Saga of the Swamp Thing.[10] Timespirits was created by Stephen Perry and Yeates for the Epic Comics line.[11] He drew the Universe X: Beasts and Universe X: Cap one-shots for Marvel in 2001.[4][12] On April 1, 2012, Yeates began drawing the Prince Valiant comic strip, replacing Gary Gianni.[13] Yeates collaborated with Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier on the Groo vs. Conan crossover for Dark Horse Comics in 2014.[14]


Yeates received an Inkpot Award in 2012.[15]



  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Talent From The Kubert School: Thomas Yeates". The Kubert School. n.d. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Thomas Yeates". Lambiek Comiclopedia. 2014. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Thomas Yeates at the Grand Comics Database
  5. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 193. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Writer of pulp icon the Shadow, Walter Gibson, spun a prose story of the Dark Knight, illustrated by Tom Yeates. 
  6. ^ Greenberger, Robert (December 2013). "Memories of Detective Comics #500". Back Issue! (TwoMorrows Publishing) (69): 54–57. 
  7. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 195
  8. ^ Catron, Michael (July 1981). "Dragon Sword". Amazing Heroes (Fantagraphics Books) (2): 18. Dragon Sword, a new sword-and sorcery series created and scripted by Paul Levitz and pencilled and inked by Tom Yeates will debut as the back feature in Warlord #51, on sale in August [1981]. 
  9. ^ LoTempio, D. J. (2002). "Tom Yeates Interview". Fanzing. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 197: "Swamp Thing returned to the pages of a new ongoing series, written by Martin Pasko and drawn by artist Tom Yeates."
  11. ^ Cronin, Brian (June 9, 2008). "Everybody’s Somebody’s Baby – Day Thirteen". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on August 20, 2014. 
  12. ^ Booker, M. Keith (2010). "Earth X". Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 157. ISBN 978-0313357466. 
  13. ^ Gross, Stephen D. (October 31, 2014). "Tom Yeates’ princely appointment". The Press Democrat. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. 
  14. ^ Hennon, Blake (April 18, 2014). "WonderCon: Sergio Aragonés, Mark Evanier talk new Groo". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 18, 2014. In the series, Aragonés draws Groo, and Tom Yeates draws Conan. 
  15. ^ "Inkpot Awards". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2014. Archived from the original on October 10, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
The Saga of the Swamp Thing artist
Succeeded by
Bo Hampton
Preceded by
Gary Gianni
Prince Valiant artist
Succeeded by