Of course the king........ This is the best of all time for comic book artists.... I have the people I love Phil Noto, David Aja, Fiona Staples, Cliff Chiang, and Jamie Hernadez, and other people have their favorites..... I see very little bad comic art right now.......
New to ComicVine...wanted to chime in about fave artists...
Adi Granov, Mark Bagley, Whilce Portacio(Xmen and Wetworks run), Marc Silvestri (xmen run was what got me into uncanny at the time), Stephen Platt (love his early stuff for Image, Prophet), John Romita Jr., Jack The King, Bart Sears.
Got some names i didn't see anyone else mark down.
I'm sure Bat fans around here will hate this stuff for not being "dark" and "gritty" enough.
But I've been very in to Norm Breyfogle art recently
Yes, Batman smiled a lot more back in the day
and just for people after some slightly more dark and gritty -
On Comicvine? I'm not sure, I don't get that impression at all tbh
CBR has a lot of love for Norm Breyfogle though.
I have way too many to put in one post. But my top 3 are
Joe Madureira "Joe Mad"
and Sean "Cheeks" Galloway
I mainly like them because they have lots of originality in their styles. I also love to see SOME degree of exaggeration. As well as combinations of different influences, like manga, hip hop/ Graffiti, etc. For crying out loud it's freaking comics! If I wanted to see some attempted realism I would go to an art gallery and look at Norman Rockwell paintings. When I open up a comic book or watch a cartoon I want to see stylizations and individuality. Even some of the well known great comic book artists just look like variations of eachother.
Francis Manapul had me in awe ever since his art in Dastardly Death of the Rogues and his run on the Flash in the New 52. His recent stuff in Detective Comics is amazing as well, but I think he did his best work so far in New 52 Flash. His use of watercolors is incredibly vibrant and beautiful. Plus his style has so much flow and ingenuity. He's a smaller name, but finally receiving some well deserved recognition.
I honestly don't get how so many people dislike some of these artists' work. I can understand why one wouldn't enjoy the artwork but I don't get why there are so many people who dislike it. (+)
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