Arthur Suydam

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Arthur Suydam
Born (1953-05-18) May 18, 1953 (age 69)
Notable works
Marvel Zombies

Arthur Suydam (born May 18, 1953) is an American comic book artist known for his work on Marvel Zombies, Deadpool, Black Panther, and KISS Zombies. He has done artwork for magazines including Heavy Metal , Epic Illustrated and National Lampoon , while his comic book work includes Batman , Conan , Tarzan , Predator , Aliens , Death Dealer , and Marvel Zombies .


Early life

Arthur Suydam was born May 18, 1953. His great-uncle, John Suydam, was an artist in the 19th-century Hudson River School of painting. He began drawing at age four, and while in high school, discovered a collection of workbooks from the Famous Artists Correspondence Course, from which he discovered Albert Dorne and Norman Rockwell, who became his early influences. A reader of comics throughout his life, he was also inspired by the art of Frank Frazetta and Graham Ingels. [1]


Suydam's first published work appeared in Warren Publishing's Creepy magazine. [1]

Suydam has contributed work to many publications, House of Secrets , House of Mystery , Epic Illustrated and National Lampoon , as well as international sci-fi and comic anthologies.[ citation needed ]

Suydam's creator-owned projects include Mudwogs and Mudwogs II, which first appeared in Heavy Metal magazine, [1] and The Adventures of Cholly and Flytrap. [2]

In 1993 Suydam joined the editorial staff of the anthology magazine Penthouse Comix . In addition to creating his "Libby in the Lost World" series to the publication, he also served as colorist on other contributors' contributions, and as an adviser to editors George Caragonne and Bob Guccione in selecting contributors to the magazine. [1]

Suydam's other creator-owned work includes Arthur Suydam: The Art of the Barbarian, Skin Deep, The Alien Encounters Poster Book, Visions: The Art of Arthur Suydam, and Bedtime Stories for the Incarcerated.

Arthur Suydam's comic book work includes such titles as Batman , Conan , Tarzan , Predator , Aliens and Death Dealer . His cover work includes Marvel Zombies , Ghost Rider , Hellstorm , Moon Knight , Wolverine , Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness , and Raise the Dead .

Suydam created the box art for the game Touch the Dead , and provided the cover art to the Mickey Spillane (with Max Allan Collins) novel Dead Street. He has also done cover artwork for the horror punk band the Misfits, including their 2009 single "Land of the Dead" and 2011 album The Devil's Rain . He has also done several album covers for The Misfits.

Suydam's subsequent work includes Kiss Zombies and Red Sonja vs. Mars Attacks for Dynamite Publishing.

Cover work

Marvel Comics homage covers

The cover of each issue of the Marvel Zombies-related book is a homage cover of a famous cover from Marvel history, featuring zombie versions of the characters.

Other homage covers for Marvel

Other Marvel covers

  • Amazing Spider-Girl #13 'Zombie' Variant
  • Avengers/Invaders #9 Variant
  • Fantastic Four #554 'Skrull' Variant
  • Ghost Rider #08
  • Ghost Rider #09
  • Ghost Rider #10
  • Ghost Rider #11
  • Ghost Rider #30
  • Ghost Rider #31
  • Ghost Rider #32
  • Ghost Rider #33
  • Ghost Rider #34
  • Ghost Rider #35
  • Incredible Hercules #121
  • Incredible Hercules #122 'Zombie' Variant
  • Moon Knight #14 (3rd series, 2006)
  • Moon Knight #15
  • Moon Knight #16
  • Moon Knight #17
  • Moon Knight #18
  • Moon Knight #19
  • Moon Knight #21
  • Moon Knight #22
  • Moon Knight #23
  • Moon Knight #24
  • Moon Knight #25
  • Rawhide Kid #4
  • Thor #1 Variant
  • Thor #1 'Zombie' Variant
  • Wolverine #57
  • Wolverine #58
  • Wolverine #59
  • Wolverine #60
  • Wolverine #61
  • Wolverine Origins #10 Variant


  1. 1 2 3 4 Caragonne, George (Ed.; November/December 1994). "Suydam", Penthouse Comix #4, pp. 85, 86 and 89.
  2. Manning, Shaun (April 29, 2009). "Arthur Suydam on 'Cholly & Flytrap'". Comic Book Resources.

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