Mark Badger, from Donald Judd to Batman and everything in between

Mark Badger, from Donald Judd to Batman and everything in between

When Mark Badger started out as a comics artist working for Marvel and DC Comics, his fine arts influences alienated his editors so much they singled him out as the very worst artist in their freelancing roster. Times have changed, though, and Badger’s continued explorations into the duality between comics and modern art makes him the perfect, final guest in the Uncomics series of artist talks!

Mark Badger is a featured artist in the Uncomics anthology, out now!

The galleries below only cover the works discussed in this artist talk. You are strongly encouraged to visit Mark’s website, where you can find links to buy his books as well as blog posts diving into his projects.

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Works discussed

Gargoyle (1985)

Written by Jean-Marc DeMatteis, art by Mark Badger. © 1985 Marvel Comics

Greenberg the vampire (year)

Written by Jean-Marc DeMatteis, art by Mark Badger. © 1985 Marvel Comics

Kung fu (in the Abstract Comics anthology, 2009)

Martian manhunter (1988)

Written by Jean-Marc DeMatteis, art by Mark Badger. © 1988 DC Comics

Run Riddler, run (1992)

Written by Gerard Jones, art by Mark Badger. © 1992 DC Comics

Batman: Jazz (1995)

Written by Gerard Jones, art by Mark Badger. © 1995 DC Comics

Abstract Kirby (2013-16)

Life drawing comics (2020–)

Artistic research into a pattern language of comics.

Further reading

Allan Haverholm

Allan Haverholm

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