To help us appreciate comic book art I'd like to start a sort of forum game. Respond to this post with a "GIVE ME AN ARTIST!" message and I will will assign you a comic book artist.

RULES UPDATE! 

I'll list an artist and everyone who wants to join in can do so! When I list an artist, you have 24 hours to post an image before we move on to the next one. 

It doesn't matter if you don't know their work; just Google the artist and choose an image of the one you like most, and add it into this thread. Try not to repeat images someone else has posted.

I'll urge you to make comments about your post and others people have posted.

ARTISTS POSTED SO FAR:

  • Mike Allred
  • June Brigman
  • John Bolton
  • Rich Buckler 
  • Ramona Fradon
  • Don Heck
  • Mikel Janin
  • Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
  • Bob Layton
  • Steve Lightle
  • Ron Lim
  • David Lloyd
  • Tom Mandrake
  • Khoi Pham
  • Joe Stanton
  • Curt Swan
  • Lee Weeks

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I found these two examples of Bob Layton. I believe he was the inker on both, but am not sure. The Comic Reader #204 cover is with Bill Sienkiewicz; The L.A.W. #1, with Dick Giordano.

I first became really familiar with Bob Layton during the original Valiant years. Here he is inking over Joe Quesada.I love the use of blacks on it:

Jason Marconnet (Pint sized mod) said:

from here

He draws a good Iron Man. I thought this particular image was cool.

 

Luke Blanchard said:

This gives me an opportunity to say that the means by which Tony escapes the dilemma on the cover would not work. Spoiler warning. In the comic, Tony is able to dress as Iron Man while he falls. But he and the case with the suit have different terminal velocities and aerodynamic properties, so they would not have fallen at the same speed, so he would not have been able to park the case in the air next to him as he dressed.

 

There was something else about that scene that bothered me. Inside the issue, Tony's briefcase is handcuffed to his wrist. So how could he pull off his shirt and suit jacket?

I want to add that I admire the sequence: it's an imaginative and fun solution to the cliffhanger.

Maybe they were fake handcuffs to deter a thief. They could have just slipped off.

ClarkKent_DC said:

Jason Marconnet (Pint sized mod) said:

from here

He draws a good Iron Man. I thought this particular image was cool.

 

Luke Blanchard said:

This gives me an opportunity to say that the means by which Tony escapes the dilemma on the cover would not work. Spoiler warning. In the comic, Tony is able to dress as Iron Man while he falls. But he and the case with the suit have different terminal velocities and aerodynamic properties, so they would not have fallen at the same speed, so he would not have been able to park the case in the air next to him as he dressed.

 

There was something else about that scene that bothered me. Inside the issue, Tony's briefcase is handcuffed to his wrist. So how could he pull off his shirt and suit jacket?

I know Layton is known for his Iron Man work, but man, I loved his efforts on the two Hercules miniseries and the graphic novel. You're in for some great reading if you haven't tried them!

Anyway, today's artist is Tom Mandrake! Post away, people!

The way he defeated Galactus was most legendary.

Lumbering Jack (M'odd-R8-Tr) said:

I know Layton is known for his Iron Man work, but man, I loved his efforts on the two Hercules miniseries and the graphic novel. You're in for some great reading if you haven't tried them!

 

I should also say that the costume Layton designed for the future Hercules was always my favorite. 

Something of a much more recent vintage from Mr. Mandrake. I just love it though:

I am not buying many current comics, but this is one.

I like the use of rain to define the shadows in this one by Tom Mandrake.

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