Creator Guest Spotlight: Deryl Skelton

Deryl Skelton illustrator

 

O Comic Con 2017 is shaping up to be a fantastic event! To give you a sense of the show’s features, we’ll be highlighting our comics guests, cosplay guests, and featured artists as the event approaches. OCC 2017 will be jam-packed with things to see and do on the Arena Floor, the ExHall, and in all the panel rooms. We hope you’ll join us! Purchase advance tickets now at Brown Paper Tickets — and we’ll see YOU at the Mid-America Center July 7th, 8th, and 9th.

Writer and illustrator Deryl Skelton has spent four decades illustrating the heck out of everything from the cast of TV’s “Dallas” to the crew of the USS Enterprise to dozens of characters in Marvel and DC comic books, as well as in newspapers, ads and – yes – the ceiling above Donald Trump’s bed. That was not a joke.

This year marks the 44th anniversary of Deryl’s professional life as an artist.  After several years of working on a local strip, Skelton drew the Dallas comic strip for the LA Times Syndicate.

At Marvel, he worked on virtually every character from the Avengers to the X-Men. Deryl moved to DC when offered the job of bringing to comic book life the crew of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He happily served there, with occasional forays into other strips like Wonder Woman, until DC’s contract with Star Trek‘s parent company ended.

Along with occasional forays into the Independent comic scene, (like Tales of the Boneyard & Tales From Fremont Street) and children’s books, (The Adventures of Lexi and Boomer).  Deryl currently does commission work that has included posters for Vegas movie premieres (Star Trek, Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Thor & Captain America) editorial cartoons and portraiture.