Comic Artist: Marvel
Ron Wilson has penciled, inked and been the cover artist for some of our favorite characters including The Thing and Power Man/Luke Cage. We are honored to host Ron Wilson, another talented and accomplished comic book artist, to the Washington State Summer Con.
Ron is a graphic artist who has contributed his talents to various comic book titles published by Marvel Comics. Over the years, Ron has collaborated with Roy Thomas, Chris Claremont, Jim Shooter, Marv Wolfman, and many other legends in the comic books industry for decades.
Wilson entered the comics industry in the early 1970s at Marvel Comics where he produced both cover illustrations and interior artwork. Ron started with penciling work in the horror genre Chamber of Chills in 1973. His earliest known cover art feature in the horror genre is Beware #5. Ron was a longtime cover artist on the Marvel Two-in-One spotlight series, and provided cover artwork for six of it’s horror-related issues.
He was the regular artist on Marvel Two-in-One from 1975 to 1978 and again from 1980 to 1983. He also worked on titles such as Black Goliath, Power Man, The Hulk and Captain Britain. He is best known for his work on comic books starring the Marvel Comics character The Thing. Ron Wilson spent eleven years chronicling The Thing’s adventures through different comic titles.
In the 1980s, after the cancellation of Marvel Two-in-One, Wilson teamed with writer John Byrne on The Thing from 1983 to 1986. He drew the entire run of Marvel’s Masters of the Universe from 1986 to 1988. Wilson’s work also appeared in The Avengers, Captain America, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, Iron Man, and What If.
In 1990, Wilson illustrated an issue of Urth 4 for Continuity Comics and then returned to Marvel to draw WCW World Championship Wrestling in 1992–1993. His work appeared regularly in Marvel Comics Presents in 1992–1994. Wilson contributed to DC Comics Milestone Media imprint providing character design work and pencilled an issue of Icon as well as the DC universe mini-series Arion the Immortal. In 2008, he provided a cover for the second issue of the pro wrestling-themed mini-series Headlocked published by Visionary Comics.