Coming in September: WHISLEBLOWERS collection of Holocaust tales. Now available! Trade Paperback edition of MISTER X:THE MODERN AGE, a collection of the 21st Century stories. Also available: TERMINAL CITY: THE LIBRARY EDITION Oversized Archival Hardcover. From Dark Horse.

Dean Motter

This book is a retrospective of my illustration work over the decades,
from my college years in the 1970s to the present day. Featured are
award-winning record covers, little seen Mister X artwork, private
commissions and rare concept art. Order book here


This special Lulu edition features the collected chapters of the
Dark Horse Presents serial Mister X: Pokerface. Wherein Mister X
gets involved with Radiant City's gamblers and racketeers. Plus
scenes from the upcoming Mister X: Excavations. Order book here.

WHISTLEBLOWERS graphic novel chronicles four men who fought to expose the Holocaust

Scholar Dr. Rafael Medoff, and artist Dean Motter tell the riveting true stories of four heroes who risked everything to expose the horrors of the Holocaust

Dark Horse Comics and Yoe Books announced a publishing partnership that would see Dark Horse release new titles from the boutique publisher. Today the publishers announced details for the latest project in their partnership, Whistleblowers: Four Who Fought to Expose the Holocaust to America. Written by Holocaust scholar Dr. Rafael Medoff, with art and colors by Eisner and Harvey Award Nominee Dean Motter, and featuring a foreword by whistleblower attorney Mark Zaid, the Whistleblowers graphic novel anthology tells the riveting true stories of four heroes who risked everything to expose the horrors of the Holocaust. Included is the retelling of Arthur Weil’s passage on the tragic May 1937 voyage of the St Louis, based on Weil’s never-before-published diary, one of only two existing diaries from among the passengers. The book is scheduled for release in September of 2023.

Now available! Trade Paperback edition of MISTER X:THE MODERN AGE, a collection of the 21st Century stories. Also available: TERMINAL CITY: THE LIBRARY EDITION Oversized Archival Hardcover. From Dark Horse.

Thirty years later the sequel to The Prisoner returns.

Titan Comics has re-issued The Prisoner: Shattered Visage. The comic book series, which debuted in 1988 from DC Comics and was the first official follow-up to the cult thriller TV show, is the work of Dean Motter with co-writer Mark Askwith. As part of the contract for original publication, Shattered Visage was approved not only by ITC Entertainment — which created the original 1960s television series — but also by series creator and star Patrick McGoohan.

Featuring both McGoohan's Number Six and Leo McKern's Number Two, the central character of Shattered Visage is nonetheless a new secret agent, Alice Drake — who, notably, shares a last name with McGoohan's earlier character from the series Danger Man, John Drake — who accidentally discovers the Village, as well as its true purpose. The Prisoner: Shattered Visage continues Titan’s line based on the classic TV series, created under license of ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Previous Titan releases have included the all-new miniseries The Prisoner: The Uncertainty Machine, as well as The Prisoner Art Edition, showing material from Jack Kirby, Steve Englehart and Gil Kane.

ORIGINAL ART & COMMISSIONS. Now offering artwork, commissions and signed prints for sale. Visit our STORE page

THE PRISONER signed 11" x 17"  print commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Patrick McGoohan's iconic TV series and the 30th Anniversary of our graphic novel. Click on image for more information.


KARSKI'S MISSION: TO STOP THE HOLOCAUST , published by the Jan Karski Educational Foundation in 2015, has been awarded a Silver Medal by the 21st annual 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Graphic Novel /Drawn Book – Drama /Documentary category. (www.independentpublisher.com)

This graphic novel (see below) was created thanks to the dedication and expertise of the editorial team, including Wanda Urbanska (editor-in-chief); Bozena U. Zaremba (editor); Bozena Nowicka McLees, Ewa Wierzyńska and E. Thomas Wood (historical consultation.)


"I've been busy..." Why we haven't seen more of Mister X lately…THE GOAL
Adapting the best- selling business novel into graphic novel form was no easy task. Just ask scripter DWIGHT JON ZIMMERMAN.

In the process, the text was updated from its 1984 version to bring it into the 21st century. Then came the tricky part. Illustrating the 131-page tome.

"Painstakingly researched, it was challenging. A diffrent sort of project for me." Part quasi-documentary, part instructional book, part soap-opera story of a young plant manager's struggle with a new business, his family and their corporate owners. He must find a way to save his factory using a new theory of mass production,


Eli Goldratt has been described by Fortune as a "guru to industry" and by Business Week as a "genius". His book, The Goal, is a gripping fast paced business novel.

One of Eli Goldratt's convictions was that the goal of an individual or an organization should not be defined in absolute terms. A good definition of a goal is one that sets us on a path of ongoing improvement.

Pursuing such a goal necessitates more than one breakthrough. In fact it requires many. To be in a position to identify these break- throughs we should have a deep understanding of the underlying rules of our environment.

Goldratt's system, in essence, forces production managers and workers alike to coordinate their work .... "
Business Week

Like Mrs. Fields and her cookies, The Goal was too tasty to remain obscure. Companies began buying big batches and management schools included it in their curriculums."
Fortune Magazine

"Anybody who considers himself a manager should rush out, buy and devour this book immediately. If you are the only one in your place to have read it, your progress along the path to the top may suddenly accelerate ... one of the most outstanding business books I have ever encountered."
Punch Magazine

"Goal readers are now doing the best work of their lives."
Success Magazine

"A factory may be an unlikely setting for a novel, but the book has been wildly effective ... "
Tom Peters


To commemorate the 25th year since Mister X's first appearance Dark Horse published a high-end archive edition of the color run of the seminal 1980's comic series. This 384-page hardcover edition featured new high-quality scans, printing and corrected pagination and, of course, my revised and restored finale. It highlights the work of the HERNANDEZ BROTHERS, SETH, PAUL RIVOCHE, myself and others. It also features stories by BILL SIENKIEWICZ, DAVE McKEAN and NEIL GAIMAN. Foreword by Transmetropolitan' s WARREN ELLIS.

The hardcover is now rare and out-of-print... but fear not! An affordable paperback edition is now in stores. 
$24.99 US/$33.99 CAN 

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This massive collection reprints the entire post-millenial ouvré of the Dark Horse "reboot" of my most popular creation. Entirely written and illustrated by yours truly, DEAN MOTTER. It includes Condemned, Eviction, Razed Expectations, Hard Candy, Frozen Assets, The Vanishing Breed, The Yacht on the Styx and Mister X in Slumberland. Introduction by noted comics historian ARLEN SCHUMER.

"…like Eisner and Frtitz Lang before him, Motter shows us that people and places are sometimes reflections of each other."–Neil Gaiman.

The signed, limited edition hardcover is very rare and out-of-print... but fear not! An affordable paperback edition is scheduled for September (direct market) and October (book stores)
$29.99 US/$39.99 CAN

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NOW AVAILABLE. Dark Horse presents the entire run of the original Harvey-and-Eisner nominated Vertigo series TERMINAL CITY and its sequel TERMINAL CITY: AERIAL GRAFITTI in this handsome oversized hardcover edition (400 pages, 8.25" x 12.5".) Includes sketchbook and penciled pages. Illustrated by celebrated artist MICHAEL LARK (Daredevil, Gotham Central.) Afterword by pop culture scholar HENRY JENKINS.

"This is one of the best marriages of story and art I've seen in years and an absolute delight to read."–Alex Ross (Kingdom Come, Justice, Marvels.)
$49.99 US/$65.99 CAN 

ROLLING STONE cites MISTER X among top 50!

We were honrored and flattered to be mentioned alongside Love and Rockets, 100 Bullets, Preacher, Persepolis, Stray Bullets, Akira, A Contract With God, Cerebus, Tintin, Ghost World, The Invisibles, From Hell, Maus, Jimmy Corrigan, Its' a Good Life If You Don't Weaken, Our Cancer Year and Cowboy Wally among others. Click image above to link to article. Click here to see the entry.

"One of the greats, Dean Motter's sci-fi opus remains a high point of retro-futuristic comic coolness."–Rolling Stone.


Working with writer RAFAEL MEDOFF, the JAN KARSKI EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, the DAVD S. WEYMAN INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST STUDIES and the POLISH HISTORY MUSEUM, I illustrated the story of the Polish Catholic freedom fighter who opened the eyes of the world to Hitler's attrocities. ORDER INFO HERE


Working with writer RAFAEL MEDOFF and the LOS ANGELES MUSEUM OF THE HOLOCAUST, I illustrated Lee Falk's account of the little known efforts of Alan Cranston to expose the truth about the cunningly white-washed pre-WWII English edition of Mein Kampf. ORDER INFO HERE.

The sleepyhead Little Nemo and the insomniac Mister X have been strange bedfellows since the beginning. They come face to face on my page in tthe all-star tribute book LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM from Locust Moon Press . This collection earned an Eisner for Best Anthology as well as Best Publication Design. One of Vertigo's first hardcover graphic novels was 1998's THE HEART OF THE BEAST. It was written by myself and NYT best-selling author JUDITH DUPRÉ (One World Trade Center, Skyscrapers, Bridges, Churches, and Monuments) and illustrated by SEAN PHILLIPS (Hellblazer, Wildcats, Criminal, Fatale.) Long out-of-print, a newly remastered and enlarged edition released by Dynamite Comics.
Professor Terrence Wandtke traces the history of crime comics from their beginnings to the current resurgence and analyzes the cultural forces that give rise to influential works like Frank Miller's Sin City, Brian Azzarello's 100 Bullets, Ed Brubaker's Criminal, Howard Chaykin's Time Squared and Dean Motter's Mister X. The Dark Night Returns: The Contemporary Resurgence of Crime Comics (Comics Studies Monograph Series is the third book published in the RIT Press' Comics Studies Monograph Series.) Sporting one of Paul Rivoche and my original Mister X posters as the cover. Highly recommended--even if we hadn't been included!
Mad Max: Fury Road: Inspired Artists. This deluxe hardcover contains double-page spreads from 65 visionary artists bringing their own unique style to the world of Mad Max: Fury Road. Each of the artists’ work is inspired by Miller’s post-apocalyptic wasteland. These spreads range from spectacular action sequences to haunting character portraits. Artists participating include Lee Bermejo, Dave McKean, Cliff Chiang, Nicola Scott, Stephanie Hans, Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope, Eric Powell, Jim Lee, Gilbert Hernadez, George Pratt, Rian Hughes, Dave Johnson, Tara McPherson, and of course myself, among others. From DC Comics/Vertigo.
The Shadow 23.

When I discovered the Belmont paperback editions of The Shadow in the 60's my interest was piqued. I devoured them. I sought out the old Street and Smith pulps. I even drew my own fanzine comic book version, long before DC Comics licensed or launched the classic Kaluta/O'Neil version.

The Shadow 24.

Over the years I followed his adventures as illustrated by Kaluta, Steranko, Robbins, Chaykin, Sienkiewicz, Baker, Barreto, Gianni and others.

The Shadow 25.

Recently Dynamite Comics commissioned a series of covers for The Shadow, giving me the opportunity to pay my respects to one the earliest and most profound influences on my career as a storyteller and illustrator.

When they needed a retro-futuristic vision of Bikini Bottom for the cover, who did editor (and former DC officemate) Chris Duffy call? THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ANNUAL-SIZE SUPER-GIANT SPECTACULAR features brilliant subversive interiors by Ramona Fradon, Hillary Barta, Kaz, Raul the Third, James Kolchaka, Jay Lender, and Derek Drymon. Click here to see full image without text.

A 320-page hardcover companion to MISTER X: THE ARCHIVES, reprinting many rare Mister X stories by JEFFREY MORGAN, PETE MILLIGAN, D'ISRAELI, BRETT EWINS, SHANE OAKLEY and myself. From Dark Horse Comics. Introduction by MARK WAID.


The collected edition features issues 1-4 of the new mini-series from Dark Horse plus the short stories from MDHP and NOIR. Written and illustrated by Dean Motter. All this and an introduction by HOWARD CHAYKIN.


Picking up after MISTER X: CONDEMNED, this new anthology collects the serials, THE VANISHING BREED and HARD CANDY as well as the mini-series, EVICTION. Written and illustrated by Dean Motter. Introduction by BRIAN BENDIS.


Picking up after MISTER X: EVICTION, this new anthology collects the mini-series, RAZED EXPECTATIONS as well as the serial FROZEN ASSETS. Written and illustrated by Dean Motter. Introduction by TRINA ROBBINS.

The online store for authorized MISTER X swag will relaunch in 2018!

T-shirts and signed, numbered prints. Future items will include pins, new T-shirt designs, original art and other collectibles. radiantcitylimits.com. AN A TO Z OF INK IN ARCHITECTURE

An unusual volume from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning + Preservation at Columbia University. I have a chapter concerning the role of ink in comics and architecture (!).

A new interview of yours truly by Scott Admundson at Recondite Pictures
Still in the works! X PRINTS.

To commemorate of the 30th anniversary of Mister X's debut we began to prepare a set of high-quality prints and poster book. These include some of the most memorable posters and covers by PAUL RIVOCHE, DEAN MOTTER and others.

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This bookshelf format paperback collection reprints the original Harvey-and-Eisner nominated series TERMINAL CITY and its sequel AERIAL GRAFITTI. Illustrated by celebrated artist MICHAEL LARK (Daredevil, Gotham Central.) Afterword by HENRY JENKINS.


This anthology reprints the acclaimed Image Comics mini-series with additional pages and art. Afterword by KEN STEACY. See below.

THE SPIRIT Book Five features my collaboration with MISTER X co-conspiritor PAUL RIVOCHE (who also provides the cover), "Needles and Pinski" in the 'spirit' of the late, great Will Eisner. Eulogies often fail in tribute-- I hope our words and pictures tell the story. THE DEFINITIVE FRAZETTA REFERENCE catalogs every piece of published work by the greatest, fantasy artist of all time. This lavishly illustrated revised edition covers the entire publishing history of Frazetta's work; his book covers, comics, calendars, movie posters, LP covers, statues and even motorcycles. Not only was I privileged to design and assist in the research, but also provide the chapter on his record jackets. Click HERE for information from Vanguard.

The Long Lost Air Pirate recording sessions by Jeffrey Morgan and Dean Motter available at last on itunes! Featuring members of The Diodes, Martha & the Muffins, The Battered Wives, The Jitters, The Ian Thomas Band and others.
The Lost Air Pirate Sessions
Toronto 1977-1980
Available at last on iTunes! Back in the 70s and 80s I was part-owner of a recording studio in Toronto (it still operates today as Mars Studios.) At that time I was creating album cover and poster designs for many of Canada's popular bands as well as up-and-coming acts. Often these musicians would guest on my and rock journalist Jeffrey Morgan's sessions as we created our own music. The tapes were lost for a time, but have at last been found, remastered and are now available on iTunes. SEE MORE.

Lyric, history and personnel ebooklet.

Nightclubs & Daydreams
Denouement Redux
& Other Pages

Special Edition by Dean Motter

This 38-page collection includes the new finale for the 1986 storyline, After the Spirit, the Comic Book Artist tribute to Will Eisner featuring Mister X and a number of other pieces and seldom-seen guest appearances of Motter's signature creation.

Now available from www.lulupress.com for $11.99 USD.

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Electropolis, my noted follow-up to Terminal City, is now commercially available in a collected edition from Dark Horse at finer bookstores everywhere.

Originally published by Image Comics in 2002-2003, the series follows the adventures of Menlo Park, the electric detective and his partner the feisty Anesta Robbins and features guest appearances by Mister X, as well as Cosmo Quinn & BB of Terminal City fame.

This edition includes revisions and new artwork. Afterword by KEN STEACY.


Shattered Reflections of Wonderland

a portfolio

"I recommend this remarkable suite of illustrations to all Alice collectors and anyone else who enjoys(?) the darker side of Wonderland."

Peter Parkhurst, The Lewis Carroll Review

This memorable interpretation of Lewis Carroll's reverie as a visual allegory for madness is reprinted at last in this handsome book, restored, revised and newly colored for this edition. Pre-dates Tim Burton's cinematic masterpiece by decades! 48 pages. 9" x 7". Full color. Introduction by Dr. Eric McLuhan.

Now available from www.lulupress.com for $12.99 USD.

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