- "I think this and Star Wars: Dark Empire were where I really fell for Dorman. My room as a kid was PURE nerdery"
- ―Taurin Clarke, on Dave Dorman, an early Star Wars influence
Taurin Clarke (born May 19 in Brooklyn, New York, United States) is an American comic book artist and illustrator. Growing up, Star Wars: Dark Empire cover artist Dave Dorman was a major influence on him.
For the Star Wars franchise, Clarke illustrated a variant cover with colorist Jesus Aburtov for the second issue of the 2021 Marvel Comics series Star Wars: The High Republic. The variant, sold exclusively at Golden Apple Comics, depicts Jedi Knight Keeve Trennis facing a gang of Nihil raiders. On January 18, 2021, ahead of the issue's release, Clarke revealed a grayscale version of the variant cover. While illustrating the cover, he listened to the Finale track from the soundtrack of the 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back extensively.
|2021||The High Republic 2||Variant cover|