The Art of Kelly Yates

Comics Books, Graphic Designs & Such


Hot Topic Doctor Who

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This is an exclusive Doctor Who cover I did for a Hot Topic trade paperback. It’s probably one of my favorite pieces because of how the exploding TARDIS came out. Pencils, inks and colors all by me!

Anyway, I’m not sure why, but I completely forgot to post this piece last year. Enjoy!




This is my Grendel contribution to the Baltimore Comic-Con art book. Stop and get it signed at booth #821.


9th Doctor

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A new Doctor Who print just in time for Dragon Con! The 9th Doctor fresh out of the Time War with the Daleks! Pencil, inks, colors all by me. (hint, hint – Titan Comics)

So, if you’re going to be at Dragon Con please drop by my table (#TBL21) located in Comics & Pop Artists Alley, Grand Hall East of the Hyatt Regency.

Also, there’s a chance I might be working on a variant version of this piece. Keep an eye out for it. ~Kelly




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People have been asking me when am I going to illustrate a Captain Jack Harkness piece, well, wait no longer. Pencils, inks and colors by me. Enjoy!


DW: Prisoners of Time lineart pgs. 1-5

dw_prisoners_1_5The first 5 pages of lineart from DW: Prisoners of Time #12. Enjoy!


Doctor Who Sketch Covers

dw_sketch coversColor marker illustrations of the 10th and 11th Doctor’s the DW: Prisoners of Time #12 sketch covers. Available on eBay!

10th Doctor
11th Doctor


G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Back in 2010 Hasbro tasked me with developing character designs for second GI Joe movie. The characters they had me work on were Snake-Eyes, Firefly and a new character called GI Joe. They wanted to see everything from realistic to cartoony and over the top.

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Jedi Padawan

Padawan SithI’m getting excited about the new Star Wars movies arriving next year! Supposedly, some of the storyline is going to revolve around a Jedi Academy under the guidance of Luke Skywalker.

Well, since I haven’t been invited to work on a Star Wars movie, I thought it would fun to create a Jedi Padawan I’d like to see run around on the big screen. The idea of someone from the Sith species training to become a Jedi Master developed because of the conflicting elements of his evil origins and desire to follow the light side of the Force. Plus, his red skin against a blue lightsaber would really pop!

Okay, geek moment is done.


4th Doctor and K-9

4th Doctor and K-9

The 4th Doctor illustration…FINALLY!

It’s alway fun to see how a piece of art will evolve from the initial design. This piece originally didn’t have K9 and was suppose to have a red Gallifrey background, but then I started tweaking the colors and the golden green color scheme just seemed to make everything pop.

I’d eventually like to do something like this for all the Doctor’s. I just need to find the time. Hope you enjoy!


My Doctor

dw_ottawa comicconWhen anyone asks me which Doctor is my favorite I always go with the 4th Doctor, Tom Baker! I love watching all the incarnations of the Doctor, but I have such fond memories growing up in the late 70’s and discovering this odd fellow with an incredibly long scarf, traveling in something called a TARDIS. Needless to say, I was excited when the opportunity arose to work on this exclusive cover for the Ottawa Comic Con featuring the 4th Doctor!

Obviously I had to incorporate the Ottawa Parliament and other elements to make it Canadian, but I also wanted to find a way to work in the Jelly Babies. Somehow the idea to make the Jelly Babies Maple leaf shaped popped into my head and there you have it. Good luck finding one though, they were limited to 500 copies for VIP pass holders.