Arthur Suydam

Award winning creator and Marvel artist Arthur Suydam’s meteoric rise to superstardom for his work for the smash hit series Marvel Zombies broke graphic novel records, immediately placing the artist in the category of comic legend.

Recent awards include:  The Spike TV, Scream Award (best writer, best artist, best comic of the year), the prestigious, Spectrum Gold Award for Institutional  Art (2006), The San Sebastian Film Festival  Lifetime Achievement Award,  from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Lifetime Achievement Award, and numerous fan-site favorite awards across the globe. Suydam's short story Christmas Carol was chosen for The Mammoth Book of Horror and Legends and The Art of Painted Comics (2008).

The Suydam family Art Legacy in  New  York reads like a  whos-who in   American art beginning in the   16th century  when  the family came over  to  fight in  the  Indian   Wars  on    Hudson,  establishing a Dutch trading  post,  which later   became  New Amsterdam and eventually New  York .  At the outset of the Civil-War, Hudson  River  painters James   and   Henry  Suydam , along with  contemporaries  Frederick  Church,  Thomas Cole,  Albert Beirstadt,  John Kensett and  Sanford  Gifford  helped   win  American  artists   recognition worldwide for the  first  time.   James   Suydam’s  work  hang in   the New York  Academy  Museum.  Great-uncle  E.H.  Suydam  is one   of  America’s  most  renowned  architectural artists, with  drawings  hanging  in the  White  House  and  Museum of  New  York.  Arthur Suydam and contemporary Richard Corben are  credited  with first introducing  fully  painted  sequential   art  to   comics in the early 70s and  80s. 

Arthur Suydam’s popular covers have graced the covers of Marvel Zombies, Dead Days, Deadpool Merc with a  Mouth, The  Misfits Devil’s  Rain, Land  of the  Dead, Raise  the  Dead, Batman, Wolverine, Fantastic Four, , X-men, Ghost Rider, Thor, Spider Girl and The Oz Chronicles. In 2008 Marvel released an exclusive hard cover tribute to the works of this unique artist entitled Marvel Zombies, The Covers dedicated to Suydam’s ground-breaking work. Additional recent works include, Army of Darkness, Savage Tales, Red Sonja and the smash hit Army of Darkness vs. Marvel Zombies , Batman vs. Predator, Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan  and  House of Secrets,  and The Tick .

Suydam’s own projects are numerous and include Mudwogs and The Adventures of Cholly & Flytrap, Center City, Giants, Bedtime Stories for the Incarcerated, Fireflies, Love Me, Love My Demons and many more.

A life-long fan of Marvel comics, Suydam also branches out with select projects that include film noir for Hard Case Crime, where Suydam provides retro-inspired covers for Robert Bloch’s Shooting StarFright by Cornell Woolrich  andNoir pulp master Mickey Spillane’s final novel, Dead Street,  released this year.

As a world class musician Suydam has composed and performed numerous film soundtracks. A list of Suydam’s band members reads like a whos-who list of Rock’s legends including musicians from:  Bob Dylan, Paul Mc Cartney’s Wings, Steely Dan, Paul Simon Group, Aretha Franklin, The Stones, Billy Joel and many more. Suydam’s current group The Gotham Playboys recorded 3 albums and won the Grammy for The Sessions with Bruce Springsteen in 2005.

Suydam is a member of the Society of Illustrators and lives and works in Manhattan’s East Village.

Arthur Suydam will be appearing at Hamilton Comic Con both days.