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Skelton began working for both DC Comics and Marvel Comics. After a studio fire, Skelton developed an allergy to oil paint and began working on comics full time.
In addition to DC and Marvel, Skelton has also done comic strips for Dallas and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
When the musician Prince changed his name to an icon in 1992, Skelton drew a fictional account of the comic book “Prince: 3 Chains of Gold”.
“I didn’t create the icon or anything, but I drew the icon where it was first presented to Prince in this comic,” he said. “He was really excited too.”
As a comic book artist, Skelton met some of the greats, including Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, who took Skelton over to dinner with him and his wife.
“All of these comics that I bought with these creators that I grew up with were just amazing to get to know some of them,” he said.
Skelton worked with Marvel on some of the company’s biggest storylines such as Infinity Gauntlet, as well as “X-Men” and “The Avengers”.
“The comic strip work was harder to come by, and I could see the older you get the harder it gets because you make too much money and they want to find cheaper people,” he said. “And I was fine getting work, but I could see the writing on the wall.”