Kevin Wada

Kevin Wada
BornMarch 9
Los Angeles
Notable works
Scarlet Witch

Kevin Wada is an American watercolor painter and comics artist. Wada gained popularity as a fan artist, illustrating characters from Marvel Comics and DC Comics wearing high fashion.[1] He now works as a comic cover artist. In 2015, he re-designed the Marvel Comics character Scarlet Witch.[2] Wada currently resides in San Francisco, California.


Early life

Kevin Wada was born on March 9[3] in the greater Los Angeles area. He was raised in the San Gabriel Valley, then attended the California College of Arts in San Francisco.[4] He is gay[5] and of Asian descent.[6] His work is influenced by comic artist Bill Sienkiewicz.[7]


Kevin Wada first gained attention for his reimagining of the women of X-men in fashion illustrations.[8] Now, he works with Marvel Comics and DC Comics, and has been credited in 87 issues,[9] which includes works like She-Hulk.

Work on Scarlet Witch

Kevin Wada's work with Emily Shaw on Scarlet Witch included a significant redesign in her character and appearance. Wada's initial goal in redesigning Scarlet Witch was to make her "luxuriously goth and darkly romantic. Something modern and glamorous and fashiony," but these initial designs were moderated as design continued.[10]


  1. ^ Goellner, Caleb. Kevin Wada Takes the X-Men and More into the World of High-Fashion, ComicsAlliance, December 28, 2011
  2. ^ Marston, George. Kevin Wada Opens Up About Scarlet Witch Design Process, Newsarama, September 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "kevinwada on DeviantArt". Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  4. ^ "Artist Spotlight Kevin Wada". 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  5. ^ "Marvel Announces Grace And Vitti As 'Iceman' Creative Team". ComicsAlliance. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  6. ^ "Roundtable: The State of Asian Representation in Comics". ComicsAlliance. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  7. ^ "High-Fashion Meets Marvel Comics: Cover Art of KEVIN WADA". Newsarama. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  8. ^ "Artist Spotlight Kevin Wada". 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  9. ^ "Kevin Wada (Person) - Comic Vine". Comic Vine. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  10. ^ "KEVIN WADA Opens Up About SCARLET WITCH Design Process". Newsarama. Retrieved 2017-03-30.

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"Van Gogh painted this self-portrait in the winter of 1887–1888, when he had been living in Paris for nearly two years. Since his arrival in the city he had devoted much study to the dotted Pointillist technique, thereby learning how he might apply it in his own fashion. His use of brushstrokes running in a variety of directions created a self-portrait with a halo-like circle round his head. This variation and the dynamics it created were Van Gogh’s own contribution to the new style of painting." (Van Gogh Museum notice)