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Arthur Suydam is an artist brought up by artists on the banks of the Hudson River. Early on, he was considered a child prodigy, was a working artist by the age of 18 and won numerous awards before the age of 20. His combining of classical painting with comic book art helped to create a movement in the 80's that made comics more accessible to a more mature audience.
Although best known at present for his zombie interpretations of famous comic book covers from the past, his art career started with homages to Frank Frazetta in such books as TARZAN and DEATH DEALER. His charming adaptations of perennial favorites such as THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS and his own creation THE ADVENTURES OF CHOLLEY AND FLYTRAP have dropped off the radar of late. However, his covers for Dynamite's SAVAGE TALES, reminding one of the "Good Girl" art of the pulps, are currently trilling fans.
Suydam is also an accomplished singer-songwriter. He worked with The Platters and as the tour director for Bill Haley and the Comets after Haley's death. He also served as music director and composer for the independent film, The Feud, where he had worked with the likes of Elton John, Billy Joel, Brucespringsteen and The Rolling Stones. The Gotham Playboys is the name of Suydam’s own band, which has recorded and toured with Bruce Springsteen.