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  Cliff Rathburn
Cliff Rathburn
Contributions Artist for The Walking Dead Comic Series
Occupation Penciller, Inker, Colorist
Born Unknown
Age Unknown
Years Active Unknown
Gender Male
Hair Brown
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
Cliff Rathburn Gallery

Cliff Rathburn is an American comic book artist. He pencils, inks, colors and greyscales.


Rathburn got some early work at DC Comics but became best known for providing the grey coloring for Robert Kirkman's long-running series The Walking Dead at Image Comics. Also at Image he did the artwork on Kirkman's Reaper and Brit one-shots before going on to provide the complete art for the first six issues of Brit, his first ongoing series. In between he also worked at Marvel Comics.

Recent work involves inking the pencils of Simon Coleby and Tony Harris on The Authority and War Heroes, respectively.


Comics work includes:

  • JLA #60 (pencils, with writer Mark Waid, and inks by Paul Neary, DC Comics, 1997)
  • DC 1st: Superman/Lobo (pencils, with writer Keith Giffen, one-shot, DC, 2002)
  • Invincible #7, 28-31, 50, 56, 59, 61-65 (inks, with writer Robert Kirkman and pencils by Ryan Ottley, Image Comics, November 2003, February-April 2006, June 2008, December 2008 - August 2009)
  • The Walking Dead #6- (regular colorist/greyscales, with writer Robert Kirkman, Image Comics, March 2004-ongoing)
  • Reaper (pencils, inks, & tones, with writer Robert Kirkman, one-shot, Image, 2004)
  • Brit: Red White Black and Blue (pencils, with writer Robert Kirkman, inks, & tones, one-shot, Image, 2004)
  • Fantastic Four: Foes (pencils, 6-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, 2005)
  • Inhumans 2099 #1 (Marvel Knights 2099, Marvel Comics, 2004)
  • Brit #1-6 (pencils, inks, & colors, with writer Bruce Brown, Image, 2007)
  • War Heroes #1- (with writer Mark Millar and pencils, by Tony Harris, Image, July-September 2008, October 2009-ongoing)
  • The Authority #8-9, 11- (inks, with writers Dan Abnett/Andy Lanning, and pencils by Simon Coleby, Wildstorm, May 2009 - ongoing)

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