The Art of Kelly Yates

Graphic Designer by day, comic book artist by night.


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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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.


Time for a Change

Welcome to my new little spot on the web! I finally decided (after observing mankind viewing more and more material on their phones and tablets) to redesign my personal website to be mobile friendly. Time for a change, I thought.

You can still view my old site via the link at the top of the page, but come back here in a few days for new posts.