The art of Terry Dod­son

How the comic art legend is hav­ing fun and do­ing things his way, after 22 years spent draw­ing su­per­heroes…

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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

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