Name Kev Walker
|Area(s) Writer, Penciller, Inker, Colourist|
Notable works Judge Dredd Daemonifuge Marvel Zombies 3 and 4 Thunderbolts
Books Daemonifuge, Drawing & Painting Fantasy Beasts, Daemonifuge II, Exiles: Legacy
Similar John Wagner, Franz Vohwinkel, Ryan Sook, Anthony S Waters, Wayne Reynolds
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Kevin "Kev" Walker is a British comics artist and illustrator, based in Leeds, who worked mainly on 2000 AD and Warhammer comics and the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. He is now working for Marvel Comics.
- The magic art of kev walker
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Mail day mtg magic fantasy artist kev walker commander 2016 basic land original artwork
Walker began his career in 1987 working on Future Shocks in 2000 AD, and followed this up with work on some of the anthology comic’s most popular long-running stories, including Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper (inking Steve Dillon’s pencils), the ABC Warriors and Judge Anderson. During this period Walker also wrote a number of stories including Daemonifuge and The Inspectre, often with co-author Jim Campbell. In reviewing Daemonifuge: The Screaming Cage, critic Don D'Ammassa wrote, "The artwork is for the most part excellent." Jeff Zaleski wrote, "Walker's grayscale, b&w CGI artwork is extremely effective in the oversized format, and Walker's people look more human than most Warhammer characters."
Originally known for his glossy, painted style and the fine detail of his inked work, Walker has since 1998 changed the way he works, using a high contrast black line style with heavy shadows coupled with flat computer colouring, reminiscent of the work of Mike Mignola.
From 2002 onwards, despite a couple of Judge Dredd stories, he has largely worked on American comic books starting with The Legion at DC Comics, written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA), before moving over to Marvel Comics. In April 2006, he worked on Marvel's cosmic crossover event, "Annihilation" with DnA plotting Nova, one of its four lead-ins.
In 2005, Walker was commissioned by design agency ODD to draw the character of a 13-year-old James Bond for Charlie Higson's first Young Bond novel SilverFin. He also illustrated a graphic novel adaptation of SilverFin in 2008, and provided cover art for the Young Bond novels released in the U.S. by Hyperion Books.
Walker then provided the third installment of the Marvel Zombies series, with writer Fred Van Lente and the creative team stayed together for Marvel Zombies 4. He then teamed up with DnA again to draw the Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard limited series, before becoming the main artist on Thunderbolts following the Heroic Age reboot of the team.