The art of Terry Dodson
How the comic art legend is having fun and doing things his way, after 22 years spent drawing superheroes…
The legend who’s drawn the X-Men, Wonder Woman and Spider-Man reflects on 22 years in the comic art industry.
There comes a time in the career of every hard-working comic book artist when they deserve to have a little fun. For Terry Dodson, with 22 years in the industry and series featuring The X-Men, Wonder Woman and Spider-Man under his belt, lately he’s been doing just that.
First case in point: this Halloween, the General Mills cereal Count Chocula featured the character as drawn by Terry on its box. The company had approached DC Comics to produce a special series of pieces and Terry’s work was on the shelves next to Jim Lee’s Boo Berry and Dave Johnson’s Franken Berry.
“What a blast to do,” enthuses Terry. “I got to work in a very cartoony style, which is fun and easy for me to do, and I was drawing something from my childhood that everyone knows. It was very cool. What’s funny is that while working on it, Rachel, my wife and inker, kept talking about wanting to eat some.”
Another example is Terry’s recent alternative cover for Wonder Woman issue 34, out in August. The artwork features Wonder Woman taking a selfie with a Greek statue. Again, it was by DC’s suggestion – the selfie series of alternate