The Art of Kelly Yates

Graphic Designer by day, comic book artist by night.


MonstHer #1 on Comixology Submit

MonstHer #1
The first chapter of my newest creator-owned series is now available through Comixology Submit! Please share, support and enjoy HERE!


Air Band Who!

Borderland_FCBD 2016Air band Who, except for 12, he’s really rocking it! My newest Doctor Who cover was created exclusively for Borderland Comics Free Comic Book Day event. If you’re close to Greenville, SC, then stop by and pick up one. It’s FREE, but you should really shop around while you’re there because it’s a great way to support a local (and awesome) comic book store. Hope you enjoy!


More MonstHer…

MonstHer_2_1Until I’m able to post new Doctor Who artwork, please enjoy a page from chapter 2 of MonstHer. Awesome colors by John Rauch!


New York Comic Con

NYCC 2015If you’re going to be at New York Comic Con (Oct 8 – Oct 11), please come visit me in Artist Alley location~J16. See ya’ there!


9th Doctor & Rose

9th doctor_roseBonus artwork! I already had the 9th Doctor illustration finished so I decided to tweak the design and add Rose. Available in the Prints section.


More MonstHer

Finally, 3 more pages from the next chapter of MonstHer!

Check out Artist Alley Comics for other chapters and books: LINK





8th Doctor

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In my quest to illustrate all the Doctor’s with the TARDIS, I’ve finally gotten to the 8th Doctor! I’ve been looking forward to this one for some time, especially since I really enjoyed the Doctor Who movie that aired on Fox in 1996. Although I wasn’t entirely sure which outfit to illustrate him in, I finally decided to go with the updated version after seeing the “Night of the Doctor” mini episode. It just felt like the right direction.

I also decided to incorporate embers and storm clouds as a prelude to the looming Time War and my loosely planned triptych design between the 8th, 9th and War Doctor illustrations. If you look at the 9th Doctor piece you’ll see a Dalek head on ground symbolizing the end of the Time War and War Doctor piece (when I get to it) will be fully engulfed in flames.

Pencil, ink and colors all by me.


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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