American comic book artist Skottie Young was born in Bristol, Tennessee. He began his career with Devil's Due and UDON and started working for Marvel Comics after moving to Chicago in 2002. He drew mini-series like 'Spider-Man Legend of the Spider Clan' and 'New Warriors: Reality Check', as well as issues of 'The New X-Men' and 'Human Torch'. He has also served as a cover illustrator for several other titles.
Young is best known for his adaptations of L. Frank Baum's 'Oz' books. The first installments, 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' and 'The Marvelous Land of Oz' met with critical acclaim. Young has worked with Eric Shanower on the following series, 'Ozma of Oz' and 'Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz'. Young is also known for illustrating several baby variant covers of classic Marvel heroes and villains. He lives and works in Dunlap, Illinois.