Brian Stelfreeze
Brian Stelfreeze
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Artist, Inker, Colourist
Notable works
CyCops, Shadow of the Bat, The Ride, Domino, Matador, Gun Candy, The Ride: Die Valkyrie, Black Panther
AwardsInkpot Award (2014)
Glyph Comics Award (2017)

Brian Stelfreeze is an American comic book artist. Stelfreeze is a painter, penciller, inker and colorist and has worked for nearly every major American comic book publisher. He is one of the original members of Atlanta's Gaijin Studios.


Stelfreeze began his career as the artist of the sci-fi miniseries CyCops in the mid-1980s.[1]

While Stelfreeze has been known throughout his career primarily as a cover artist, painting more than fifty cover illustrations for DC Comics' Shadow of the Bat, he's also produced a significant amount of sequential work, most notably of late with the miniseries Domino for Marvel Comics and Matador for DC Comics' Wildstorm imprint.

Currently, Stelfreeze acts as art director for 12 Gauge Comics and occasionally has provided artwork for their series The Ride, and its prequel, Gun Candy. His latest work can be seen on the Walt Simonson-written Demon/Catwoman feature in DC Comics' Wednesday Comics.

Stelfreeze is the artist on the 2016 revival of Marvel's Black Panther with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates.[2]

In 2020 Stelfreeze launched Thomas River, a spy series with a 40-page first issue. He created the art for the series, and co-wrote the series with Doug Wagner.[3] The first issue was crowdfunded through Kickstarter, surpassed its funding stretch goal of $30,000, and was published by 12 Gauge Comics.[4]



  1. ^ Collector Times Online Interview Archived 2006-06-20 at the Wayback Machine. April 2001
  2. ^ Helvie, Forrest. "Black Panther Gets an All-Star Team in 2016". Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  3. ^ McMillan, Graeme (Sep 15, 2020). "'Black Panther' Artist Returns with Spy Thriller 'Thomas River'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved Sep 9, 2022.
  4. ^ @12GaugeComics (October 2, 2020). "Heya #ThomasRiver Backers: congrats! We've reached the stretch goal of $30K, and 8 more story pages have been added! If we make it to $35K, we get Doug & Brian's script added. Let's do this." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "2017 Glyph Award Winners Announced," Previews World (May 22, 2017).