Tracy Yardley

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Tracy Yardley
Born Tracy Yardley
(1979-07-19) July 19, 1979 (age 37)
Southern Illinois
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciler, Inker, Writer, Colorist
Notable works
Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe

Tracy Yardley is an American comic book artist best known for his work with the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series, published by Archie Comics. He currently is still working on the same series since 2005 and was occasionally working in Archie Comics' now-ended side-series Sonic X. He is also serving as the main artist for the new side-series Sonic Universe. Yardley is also known to be the main penciler/inker of an original manga-like series known as Riding Shotgun, published by Tokyopop.[1] Riding Shotgun ended after two volumes, though Yardley still has ideas for a third.

Yardley has been greatly interested in comics for most of his life, as well as the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. In fact, the reason why he professionally spells his name with an "!" at the end is a tribute to Scott Shaw who spells his own name the same way, and he was one of the first artists whom worked on Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog.[2]

He mostly works with Ian Flynn on the Sonic the Hedgehog series, sometimes himself writing script for the series. He has even inked and occasionally colored a few issues.

One of Yardley's first known, original comics was a series known as Nate and Steve, on which he worked with three of his friends.[3]

Yardley was born in Southern Illinois. Yardley is a 2001 graduate from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and he currently lives with his wife and five children in Rincon, Georgia.


  1. ^ [1] Archived September 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ [2] Archived July 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ [3] Archived May 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

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