Thomas Yeates

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Thomas Yeates
Thomas Yeates at the
2008 New York Comic Con
Born (1955-01-19) January 19, 1955 (age 68)
Notable works
Prince Valiant
Awards Inkpot Award 2012

Thomas Yeates (born January 19, 1955) [1] is an American comic strip and comic book artist best known for illustrating the comic strips Prince Valiant and Zorro and for working 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. 1981Feb. 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]



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  2. "Talent From The Kubert School: Thomas Yeates". The Kubert School. n.d. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014.
  3. "Thomas Yeates". Lambiek Comiclopedia. 2014. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014.
  4. 1 2 Thomas Yeates at the Grand Comics Database
  5. Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: 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.{{cite book}}: |first2= has generic name (help)
  6. Greenberger, Robert (December 2013). "Memories of Detective Comics #500". Back Issue! . Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (69): 54–57.
  7. Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 195
  8. Catron, Michael (July 1981). "Dragon Sword". Amazing Heroes . Stamford, Connecticut: 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. Santa Barbara, California: Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 157. ISBN   978-0313357466.
  13. Gross, Stephen D. (October 31, 2014). "Tom Yeates' princely appointment". The Press Democrat . Santa Rosa, California. 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.
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The Saga of the Swamp Thing artist
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Preceded by Arak, Son of Thunder inker
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Preceded by Prince Valiant artist
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