Thursday, March 15, 2018
Tom Ziuko has enjoyed a career as a colorist in the comic book industry for over three decades - starting in 1981, over the years he has worked for nearly every publisher imaginable - first working at DC Comics for twenty years, coloring hundreds of original series in every genre - from Superhero to Sci-Fi to adult and animation - including Crisis On Infinite Earths and The History Of The DC Universe to John Byrne's revamping of the Superman franchise in the mid-80's; and every major character from Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman to Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, Dracula, The Shadow, Hellblazer, Bugs Bunny, and The Flintstones; to name but a few. He continues to be the primary cover colorist at Two Morrows Publishing for 25 years now.; and is currently contributing color reconstruction to Fantagraphics award winning Donald Duck reprint series. Tom's original hand-coloring differs from that of his contemporaries in that even his color guides are virtually indistinguishable from finished color art - always clean and meticulous; and his utilization of Dr. Martin Dyes (and not watercolors) insure that the colors remain as bright and vibrant as the day he first put brush to paper. His work offered here generally falls into three categories: Final Color Art - finished and photographed for publication; Presentation Color Art - for in-house editorial use and slide-show promotion at conventions; and Color Guides - for covers and interior pages. The cover color guides were usually done with the breakdown coding for the printers done on a separate overlay, so that the color art beneath is also pristine and near perfect. I'm excited to be representing Mr. Ziuko in selling his beautiful color artwork on my site, so please use the link above to see his latest selection for sale starting Wednesday March 21st!