Todd Beistel

Todd Beistel


At night, Todd is the artist of the critically acclaimed Horror Show written by James Maddox as well as co-creator and artist of Yuri: The Awakening. In the daytime, he works as a web designer for a computer/electronics retail chain. On several occasions, he has contributed illustrations to accompany columnists such as Dave Barry and Click and Clack. In addition, Todd fulfills freelance design commissions as well.

More of Todd’s work can be viewed on his WEBSITE and DEVIANT.

Which creators are inspirations to you?
Neal Adams, Todd McFarlane, Brian Bolland, Bill Sienkiewicz, Kent Williams, Bernie Wrightson, Will Eisner, Alex Maleev, Dave McKean, Jim Lee, Charles Dana Gibson, Gary Frank, JH Williams III, Lee Weeks, Franklin Booth

What is your favorite part of drawing/coloring?
The possibilities are endless when you draw comics. Unlike film, the only budget is the limits of the imagination. I can create any world imaginable.

Why comics?
Why not comics?

Favorite comic of all time?
Daredevil #181, the death of Elektra.

Favorite comic movie of all time?
Used to be Superman: The Movie but was recently replaced with Captain America – The Winter Soldier

Worst comic movie?


Do you listen to music, watch a certain show or are you in silence when you draw/color?

I have to have sound whether it’s a movie I’ve seen a gazillion times or music. I don’t really pay attention to what it is but it creates a rhythm that keeps me focused.

Yuri: Gypsy Hunter
The Horror Show (Broken Icon Comics) Issue 1-3