2018 marked the 45th anniversary of Deryl’s professional life as an artist. After several years of working on a local strip, Skelton drew the Dallas comic strip for the LA Times Syndicate.
At Marvel, he worked on virtually every character from the Avengers to the X-Men. Skelton worked on Infinity Gauntlet Aftermath stories with writers Jim Starlin and Ron Marz. (Reprinted by Marvel in Infinity Watch, Vol. 1 and Infinity Gauntlet Aftermath)
Deryl moved to DC when offered the job of bringing to comic book life the crew of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He happily served there, with occasional trips into other strips like Wonder Woman, until DC’s contract with Star Trek’s parent company ended. Skelton also was one of the artists on Prince: 3 Chains of Gold. The book was a vehicle that the Rock Star used to introduce his name as a symbol.
Along with occasional forays into the Independent Comic scene like Tales of the Boneyard and Tales From Fremont Street, Deryl did a children’s book, The Adventures of Lexi and Boomer.
He does commission work that has included posters for Stan Lee, Vegas movie premieres (Star Trek, Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Thor and Captain America), editorial cartoons and portraiture.