Happy Birthday Steve Rude

I was in graduate school during 1978-82 at UW-Madison. In 1981, two local boys, artist Steve Rude and writer Mike Baron, created Nexus. This independent comic was a big deal around the local comics watering hole Capital City Comics.

Rude channels the 1960s Marvel sensibility and style, so he is a terrific match for drawing their heroes.

In honor of Steve’s 60th birthday, a cluster of Marvel heroes as interpreted by Steve Rude!


A Big Three” (1998)
by Steve Rude (1956-)
11 x 17 in., ink on paper
Coppola Collection


Amazing versus Incredible” (2001)
by Steve Rude (1956-)
11 x 17 in., ink on paper
Coppola Collection
The Incredible Hulk” (1994)
by Steve Rude (1956-)
8 x 12 in., ink on paper
Coppola Collection
The Red Skull” (2006)
by Steve Rude (1956-)
8 x 12 in., ink on paper
Coppola Collection
Betrayal” (1998)
by Steve Rude (1956-)
8 x 12 in., ink on paper
Coppola Collection
The Invincible Iron Man” (1994)
by Steve Rude (1956-)
8 x 12 in., ink on paper
Coppola Collection
Doctor Strange” (1994)
by Steve Rude (1956-)
8 x 12 in., ink on paper
Coppola Collection
Tied Up in Knots” (2001)
by Steve Rude (1956-)
11 x 17 in., ink on paper
Coppola Collection
Captain America and Bucky” (2015)
by Steve Rude (1956-)
11 x 17 in., ink on paper
Coppola Collection
Magneto” (1994)
by Steve Rude (1956-)
8 x 12 in., ink on paper
Coppola Collection

2 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Steve Rude

  1. Fantastic stuff! Stumbled on to this while searching for coloring pages for my 5 yr old. Beautiful work. I lived across the hall from a gent who painted in the colors for Marvel. He worked out of his home and I often went into his office and took a peek. It was pretty awe-inspiring. These artists are so dedicated and disciplined; more so than many painters I have met due to my work in the sector, in fact.

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