Richard Isanove
Born1968 (age 54–55)
Area(s)Penciller, Colorist
Notable works
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born

Richard Isanove (born 1968) is a French artist and painter working in the American comic book industry.

Early life

Richard Isanove was born in the south of France, studied film and animation at the Ecole nationale superieure des arts decoratifs in Paris, and moved to the United States in 1994 to study animation at the California Institute of the Arts.[1]


While in school, he was hired by Brian Haberlin as a staff colorist for Top Cow where, one year later, he became Art Director.[citation needed]

He went on to free-lance for multiple comics companies before settling at Marvel Comics. His distinctive coloring on the Wolverine: Origin series marked a new direction in coloring in the comics medium. It was soon followed by Neil Gaiman's Marvel 1602 and in 2007 Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born. he now alternates color work and fully painted work for Marvel and DC Comics.


Isanove won the Wizard Fan Award in 2001 for his work on Wolverine: Origin and a Quill Award in 2005 for Marvel 1602.[citation needed]



Pencils/layout interior

Pencils/layout covers

Colors interior

Colors covers

Frequent collaborators


  1. ^ Interview With Richard Isanove. Retrieved 3 October 2011.