ZOMBIE KING, ARTHUR SUYDAM, award winning artist for The Walking Dead, Marvel Zombies, Deadpool, Batman, Army of Darkness

Award winning creator and Marvel artist Arthur Suydam’s meteoric rise to superstardom for his work for the smash hit series Marvel Zombies reportedly broke graphic novel records and prompted a Pop-Culture zombie phenomenon, 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, U.O.M.E.S 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 from Holland to fight in the Indian Wars on the Hudson, establishing a Dutch trading post later titled 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 hangs in the New York Academy Museum. Great-uncle E.H. Suydam is regarded one of America’s most renowned architectural artists, with drawings hanging in the White House and Museum of New York. Suydam and contemporary Richard Corben are credited with first introducing fully painted sequential art to mainstream comics in the 70s and 80s.

Suydam’s popular covers have graced the covers of The Walking Dead, Marvel Zombies, Deadpool, Army of Darkness, The Misfits , Batman, Wolverine , X-men, Ghost Rider, Thor and many more. Additional recent works include, Red Sonja and the smash hit Army of Darkness vs. Marvel Zombies , Batman vs. Predator, Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan and The Tick . Suydam’s own projects are numerous and include Mudwogs and The Adventures of Cholly & Flytrap, Center City, Giants, 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 Star, Fright by Cornell Woolrich and Noir 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.

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