Russell Dauterman is an illustrator and character designer, best known as the artist of Marvel's female-led comic book series Thor.
Written by Jason Aaron, Thor garnered critical acclaim and its collected edition debuted at #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List for graphic novels. Russell is currently drawing the follow-up to that comic in a new series called The Mighty Thor. The book re-teams Jason and Russell, while continuing the story of the Goddess of Thunder.
Previous work includes the launch of Marvel's Cyclops with writer Greg Rucka, and a stint on Nightwing for DC Comics, written by Kyle Higgins. Earlier, Russell collaborated with writer Grace Randolph on a series for BOOM! Studios, called Supurbia. As well as drawing the book, Russell created character designs for the series. Russell has also designed characters and created covers for various Marvel, BOOM!, DC, and Valiant Entertainment titles.
In addition to his work in comics, Russell has illustrated several children's books, including his own Terry, the Awkward Turtle. Russell’s work also includes the films, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, where he worked as an illustrator for the costume designer.
A graduate of Boston College, Russell continued to study illustration and design at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree. While at school, Russell created an illustrated history of costume, which covers dress from ancient times to modern day. The working version of the book has been used as a text in UCLA’s costume history course.
Russell lives and works in Los Angeles, California. When not in his office, Russell can be found in the kitchen or on the beach.