Tripwire’s 10 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.77 Tommy Lee Edwards

No.77 Tommy Lee Edwards

Lee Edwards is an American comic illustrator with a CV that includes working for a cross-section of publishers like DC, Marvel and Image Comics. Words: Joel Meadows

He studied at the renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena near Los Angeles and his comic book debut was as part of DC’s Paradox Press The Big Book Of Urban Legends.

This led to him working on books like The Question and Batman for DC and Marvel 1985 with writer Mark Millar and Turf with TV host Jonathan Ross, published by Image Comics.

 

Lee Edwards has also worked extensively for film and video games, with his images being used on projects like Warner Bros’ Batman Begins, Superman Returns and even on their hugely successful Harry Potter licensed material.

His clean lines have given him an instantly recognisable style which has meant he has had a career that continues to this day. His most recent work has seen him returning to collaborate with Mark Millar on Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem, currently published by Image and modern-day horror series Grendel Kentucky with writer Jeff McComsey at newer indie publisher AWA Studios.

Like his late friend John Paul Leon, Lee Edwards takes his artistic inspiration from the likes of Alex Toth, Alex Raymond, Milton Caniff, Hugo Pratt and Frank Robbins but also from the world of cinema and artists like poster legends Drew Struzan, Bob Peak and Star Wars illustrator Ralph McQuarrie. His adeptness with physical likenesses and an exceptional eye for storytelling as well as a great understanding of comic cover composition has made him one of the most in-demand comic practitioners of the past twenty-five years.

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