Jamie McKelvie
McKelvie at the New York Comic Con in Manhattan, 10 October 2010.
Area(s)Cartoonist, Writer, Penciller, Inker, Letterer
Notable works
The Wicked + The Divine
Long Hot Summer
Young Avengers

Jamie McKelvie is a cartoonist and illustrator, known for his both work on books such as Phonogram, Young Avengers and The Wicked + The Divine, and his approach to comic character design.


Since 2003, McKelvie has collaborated with Kieron Gillen on a number of works. This started with a comic strip for the official PlayStation Magazine UK, entitled Save Point, which ran for at least three years.[1] Their first comic book together was Phonogram, a six-issue series in 2006, which was followed by two sequel series in 2008 and 2015 with Matt Wilson. The three worked together on a relaunch of Young Avengers for Marvel in 2013,[2] and created the 45-issue series The Wicked + The Divine between 2014 and 2019.[3]

His first creator-owned series as both writer and artist, Suburban Glamour, was published in 2008, with Guy Major and Matthew Wilson as colourists. He has done various work for Marvel Comics, including a run on Defenders with Matt Fraction, and the X-Men: Season One graphic novel with Dennis Hopeless.

McKelvie's artwork also graces the covers of the Art Brut album Brilliant! Tragic! and the single "Lost Weekend",[4][5][6] and of two novels by writer Mur Lafferty.[7]

Character design

McKelvie has redesigned a number of characters' costumes, including the 2012 redesign of long-time character Carol Danvers, for a relaunch of the character as the new Captain Marvel,[8] and in late 2013, the design for Kamala Khan's outfit when she becomes Ms Marvel.[9] He has also made available his personal takes on Wonder Woman,[10] Iron Man[11] and Cyclops.[12]

McKelvie has said that he emphasises practicality when creating his Marvel designs, stating that he considers the "message a [..] character's design is putting across",[13] and specifically for Ms. Marvel, the design reflects "the Captain Marvel legacy, and also her story and her background".[14]



Interior work

Cover work



  1. ^ Greg Burgas (26 August 2006). "Ten questions with Kieron Gillen". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  2. ^ Richards, Dave (9 October 2012). "EXCLUSIVE: Gillen & McKelvie Assemble New Volume of "Young Avengers"". Comic Book Resources.
  3. ^ Wheeler, Andrew (9 January 2014). " Exclusive: Gillen & McKelvie Announce 'The Wicked + the Divine' For Image" Archived 29 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine. ComicsAlliance.
  4. ^ Khouri, Andy (4 March 2011). " Jamie McKelvie’s Art Brut Album Cover with Exclusive Kieron Gillen Commentary" Archived 10 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine. ComicsAlliance.
  5. ^ " Art Brut's 'Brilliant! Tragic!' album cover art by Jamie McKelvie". Marvel.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  6. ^ Reed, Patrick A. (1 September 2011). "Pop Music Comics: Brilliant! Tragic! (inspired by the songs Of Art Brut)". Depth of Field Magazine.
  7. ^ Orbit Books (4 January 2013).Cover Story: THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NYC by Mur Lafferty
  8. ^ Ching, Albert (22 March 2012). "Jamie McKelvie Details his Captain Marvel Redesign". Newsarama..
  9. ^ "P:R Approved: Jamie McKelvie's Ms. Marvel". Project Rooftop. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Wonder Woman by Jamie McKelvie". Project Rooftop. 26 April 2006. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Jamie McKelvie's Iron Man". Project Rooftop. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  12. ^ "Jamie McKelvie Presents…X-Men's Cyclops with Moustache". ifanboy.com. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  13. ^ Albert Ching (22 March 2012). "Jamie McKelvie Details his CAPTAIN MARVEL Redesign". Newsarama. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  14. ^ "STEWART, MCKELVIE & MORE TALK COSTUME DESIGN IN MODERN COMICS". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 2 June 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.