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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That is beautiful.

Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) said:

Lee Weeks just recently had a turn at Daredevil, but man I just love his Captain America:

Curse you Internet for tricking me! I just googled "Curt Swan" and Supermobile and found a blog post that connected the two!

For your quick thinking, I hereby award you a second artist. Howzabout Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez! ;}



ClarkKent_DC said:



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

 

This is one of my favorite Curt Swan images. I always loved the cool but silly design for the Supermobile!

 

Dude, that isn't by Curt Swan. That's by another favorite of mine, José Luis García-Lopez.

IF we can do multiples, I'd like another.

I've never heard of her. Let's see what google turns up...
 
Lumbering Jack (M'odd-R8-Tr) said:

Since he asked for another, I'm sending Jason out deep!

Jason ... you get Ramona Fradon!


 Alright, she's famous for her work on Aquaman and Metamorpho. I like her style. Here's a page I found I like from House of Mystery. from here

Here's a nice sketch I found that she has also done. From here


 Jason Marconnet (Pint sized mod) said:

I've never heard of her. Let's see what google turns up...
 
Lumbering Jack (M'odd-R8-Tr) said:

Since he asked for another, I'm sending Jason out deep!

Jason ... you get Ramona Fradon!

ClarkKent_DC said:

I didn't appreciate Curt Swan's art, actually, until I saw him draw an issue of Batman... I don't have that example readily at hand, so I'll show this one:

 

The Curt Swan Batman issue might be Batman #358, which started a storyline with Killer Croc as the central villain. He'd appeared in the previous Squid sequence, but I don't think his face had been seen. I think that was the only Batman story Swan drew in the 80s, but he occasionally drew him in other places. Incidentally, he drew one Batman and Robin story in the Golden Age.

 

The Superman image is from the splash page of DC Super Stars #12, but the original text has been replaced and the pencil lines of the background "S" removed (and its form completed where it was covered by text).

 

If anyone doesn't know, the Supermobile was a 70s toy.

David Lloyd's most iconic images are probably from V for Vendetta. But I wanted to show something else, and he's done some striking cover images, like the cover to Hellblazer #26:

ClarkKent_DC said:

Okay ... Curt Swan wasn't always one of my favorites; I preferred more "realistic" artists like Russ Heath or Neal Adams, or more dynamic artists like Joe Kubert. Plus, he did Superman for so long that I got bored with his work and totally took him for granted.

There was an artist on the Weisinger books who drove me crazy. He always seemed to have characters standing in profile, at attention, with open mouths. Who was that artist?

That might be John Forte (scroll up for images). He often posed his figures in a very stiff way, although I've seen art by him for ACG where this was less in evidence.

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

Curse you Internet for tricking me! I just googled "Curt Swan" and Supermobile and found a blog post that connected the two!

 

For your quick thinking, I hereby award you a second artist. Howzabout Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez! ;}

 

Thanks. He's a favorite. So how can I choose just one image?

As noted here, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez "set the standard for how DC heroes should look. Seriously; in the '80s, he drew all the model sheets for DC artists, and was the go-to guy for all DC merchandised things like calendars, posters, covers, ads, toys, etc." Examples from the DC Comics Style Guide to be found here and here and here.

A really striking image is this one, from the cover of the Batman vs. The Hulk tabloid:

... but I'll go with this single panel from the Metal Men feature in Wednesday Comics. One thing Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez is great at is capturing personality and conveying movement even when people are standing still. Here are all the Metal Men in disguise as humans, but you still know who's who:

I like the use of orange and brown on this cover. I think that orange isn't used often enough on covers and logos. You throw a character in blue, white, black or yellow against an orange background and they just pop out!



Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) said:

David Lloyd's most iconic images are probably from V for Vendetta. But I wanted to show something else, and he's done some striking cover images, like the cover to Hellblazer #26:

Any other takers? Who wants an artist? Who wants a second or third?

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