DAVID NAKAYAMA - Illustrator and Concept Artist


DAVID NAKAYAMA is an American concept artist and comic book artist, currently working in the video game field.


David Nakayama's first professional comics work was published in Star Wars Tales #17, while he was a student at The Kubert School.[1] After winning Wizard Magazine's "Be The Next Top Cow Superstar" contest, he left the school and became an art intern at Top Cow Productions in Los Angeles, CA. Under the instruction of industry legend Marc Silvestri, David improved his craft and went on to pencil titles such as Witchblade and City of Heroes before moving on to Marvel Comics in 2007. There, he helped launch the Marvel Adventures: Hulk series and later collaborated with Chris Claremont on a 5-issue Big Hero 6 miniseries for Marvel.

Nakayama has also produced art for the City of Heroes Collectible Card Game.



  • "The Apprentice" in Star Wars Tales #17 (Dark Horse Comics, October 2003)
  • Proximity Effect Graphic Novel (Top Cow, June 2004)
  • Witchblade #77 (Top Cow, July 2004)
  • City of Heroes #1-3, 5, 7-12, 16 (Top Cow, May 2005-November 2006)
  • Revved Graphic Novel (Top Cow, February 2007)
  • "Misunderstood" in Marvel Adventures: Iron Man and Hulk #1 (Marvel, May 2007)
  • Marvel Adventures: Hulk #1,3-5,7,and 8 (Marvel, July 2007-February 2008)
  • Marvel Adventures: Spider-man #38 and #40 (Marvel, April and June 2008)
  • Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four #35 (Marvel, April 2008)

Cover art

  • Proximity Effect #1 (online edition) (Top Cow, June 2004)
  • Revved #1 (Top Cow, August 2006)
  • City of Heroes 15-20 (Top Cow, October 2006-March 2007)
  • Marvel Adventures: Iron Man and Hulk #1 (Marvel, May 2007)
  • Marvel Adventures: Hulk #4 (Marvel, October 2007)
  • Marvel Adventures: Hulk Digest vol.1, 'Misunderstood Monster' (Marvel, November 2007)
  • Sheena #5 (Devil's Due, February 2008)
  • Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man #36 (Marvel, February 2008)
  • Return to Wonderland #2--reprint edition (Zenescope, March 2008)
  • Hack/Slash #10 (Devil's Due, March 2008)
  • Marvel Adventures: Hulk Digest vol.2, 'Defenders' (Marvel, April 2008)
  • Marvel Adventures: Spider-man Digest vol.2, 'Fiercest Foes' (Marvel, April 2008)
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #26—New York Comic-con exclusive (Zenescope, April 2008)
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #27 (Zenescope, May 2008)
  • Marvel Adventures: Hulk #12 (Marvel, April 2008)
  • Beyond Wonderland #0--Emerald City Comicon exclusive (Zenescope, May 2008)
  • Sinbad #1--Wizardworld Philadelphia exclusive (Zenescope, May 2008)
  • 3001: A Laced Odyssey Hip Hop album by Flatbush Zombies (Electric KoolAde Records, March 2016)
  • "Deadpool Annual" #2 (Marvel, 21 May 2014)

DAVID NAKAYAMA - Illustrator and Concept Artist