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Illustrator of the Day: Skottie Young by Catonious Yarbrough

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Hello, Everyone! Today I am going to highlight the illustrator and cartoonist, Skottie Young. Young has worked with companies such as Marvel, Warner, and Mattel.  I find his style rather unique compared to other illustrators that I have discovered over the years. His sketching is similar to the work of the famous Dr. Seuss. Quite frankly, I believe that this is what makes Skottie Young’s work stand out in the comic book industry. The sketched quality of his work reveals his process. Young’s style is self-taught, and is rather comedic and playful by not conforming into the rules of how heroes are created traditionally. This break from traditional styles can be a great way to help inspire other illustrators to break traditional norms in comic books.

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If you’re claiming to be an up and coming artist or seeking inspiration for your work then Skottie is your guy! I feel like your mind will be blown away by the work that he showcases!  To all illustrators and cartoonists I say enter the domain of Skottie Young and you might be surprised by what you see!

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Great! I have seemed to glorify another artist yet again…sorry folks. (Laughs) Let me get to my point…go to his blog site and his deviant Art.  Do it! Or great misfortune will befall you! Well… that is a little extreme…let’s just disregard the previous sentence.

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You can learn more about the author of this post, Catonious Yarbrough at


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This entry was posted on June 1, 2013 by in Illustration, Student Writing.
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