Steve Rude is one of the top artists in the field of comic books.

Steve Rude’s career began in 1981 with his and co-creator Mike Baron’s groundbreaking “Nexus” comic series. This space saga catapulted Rude into the field of comics, where he became highly sought after by major publishers. During his first few years in the industry, Rude’s efforts led to numerous awards, such as the Russ Manning Newcomer Award, the Kirby Award for best artist in 1986, and numerous Eisner’s for artistic achievement. For over two decades, Rude has drawn hundreds of comic’s greatest iconic heroes, and has galvanized the art world as a comic magazine artist and illustrator.

Steve considers himself an art student. The desire to better his craft with each new project shows an expressive and caring approach. He holds deep appreciation for the illustrators ho have come before. By studying the works of such masters as Andrew Loomis, John Gannam, Harry Anderson, Jack Kirby, and Russ Manning, Rude continues to perfect his talent. The result is an artist with the discipline and training of the grand illustrators from the 1930s to 1950s. Rude applies this knowledge to his true passion of modern comic books. Currently, Rude’s focus is on bringing back the comic strip online and in paper form with his award winning comic book, Nexus.

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  • Shop steve_rude on eBay

    Commissions are currently closed, but we have resumed original art auctions that start Tuesdays and end Sundays, weekly.

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  • Instagram Reels

    NEW: Steve is doing fun, short videos featuring him drawing, book reviews, and more. Also posting on YouTube and TikTok.

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  • Nexus: The Coming of Gourmando

    Available in both a standard size Trade Paperback and an oversized Hardcover, this Prince Valiant inspired comic strip is arguably the finest comic published in 2021.

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