Silvani is perhaps best known to Disney fans for having illustrated every issue of Boom! Studios' Darkwing Duck comic book. Of all the stories written for the comic, the only one Silvani did not draw was "Toy With Me" in Darkwing Duck Annual #1, which was instead drawn by Sabrina Alberghetti. A recurring gag in Silvani's artwork for the Darkwing stories was including cameo appearances by characters from various Disney animated films (for example, Tito made a very prominent cameo on the first page of Darkwing Duck #15). Silvani redrew much of his art for the comic in the Darkwing Duck: The Definitively Dangerous Edition book reprinting the majority of the title, and returned to drawing Darkwing Duck in the comic's continuation under Joe Books.
In addition to the Darkwing Duck comic, Silvani also drew cover artwork for issues of other Disney comic books published by Boom! and later IDW Publishing, listed in the gallery below. He also drew the interior artwork for issues 2-4 of Boom!'s Muppet King Arthur 4-issue mini-series (the first installment was drawn by Dave Álvarez). Silvani regularly draws artwork featuring Disney's animated characters, including the Pixar characters and the Muppets, regularly posted on his Tumblr page.
Outside of Disney, Silvani has also drawn artwork for other companies' franchises such as Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Animaniacs, as well as drawing artwork for the stories written for Ape Entertainment's Richie Rich comic book.
Muppet comics and books
|Notable Disney Comic Writers and Artists|
Sabrina Alberghetti • Flemming Andersen • Carl Barks • Ted Berman • Jack Bradbury • Daniel Branca • Giovan Battista Carpi • Byron Erickson • César Ferioli • David Gerstein • Bob Gregory • Manuel Gonzales • Floyd Gottfredson • Mau Heymans • John Lustig • Bob Karp • Dick Kinney • Amy Mebberson • Paul Murry • Don Rosa • Marco Rota • Romano Scarpa • James Silvani • Tony Strobl • Al Taliaferro • Noel Van Horn • William Van Horn • Vicar • Silvia Ziche