Top comic book artists 34-31


The countdown continues! Here are the next four comic book artists you’ve voted as your all-time favorite (from about 1,023 ballot papers, with 10 points for first place votes, 9 points for second place votes, etc.).


34- Gary Frank – 289 points (7 first place votes).

Gary Frank first got his start in the British comic book industry in the early 1990s. When Marvel UK underwent a major expansion, Frank was one of its new major artists, tackling the series. Motormouth (which evolved into Motormouth and Killpower). His work has won so much acclaim that he has had the opportunity to move to American comics at Marvel, following Dale Keown as artist in Marvel. Incredible Hulk With writer Peter David (David had a string of artists in this book, right?).

Gary Frank became a star in the series, being a perfect partner to David, especially for some of the really character-driven things that David loved to do in the series, including strong Incredible Hulk #420, Shows The Death Of Hulk’s Friend, Jim Wilson, From AIDS…

You see, Frank could handle the character’s work and also work…

After they turned on the Incredible Hulk, Frank launched the new super girl A series with David in 1996, he stayed on the book for about a year. While in DC, Frank also launched Birds of Prey, providing a new Black Canary appearance in the first single-shot Birds of Prey (with writer Chuck Dixon). Frank worked with Inker Cam Smith in those early years, but in the end he seemed to do more with John Sebal than Smith.

In 2000, Frank sketched the drawing of J. Michael Staczysnki midnight nation, as part of a series of books that Straczynski had at Image Comics. Frank and Sibel then paired up with Straczynski again a few years later superpower in Marvel.

Over the past decade or so, Frank has been mostly paired with writer Geoff Johns, including an excellent run work comics. Here, in the opening issue of the story “Brainiac”, Frank showed off his strong character work..

Then you take it heavily inspired by Christopher Reeve for Man of Steel, and it’s really an excellent choice of character…

Johns and Frank made Superman: Secret Identity, a retelling of Superman’s origins. The pair then did a series of graphic novels about an alternate reality Batman called Batman: Earth One.

Recently, the two of them did maxiris, Doomsday Clockmerging the Guardians characters with the DC Universe.

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33. Bernie Wrightson – 293 points (4 votes in first place).

Bernie Wrightson (He originally dropped the E from the end of his name for his published artwork to distinguish himself from an Olympic diver, but eventually took back the E. Which is why you’ll see credit both ways when people talk about him. Since then he’s ended up taking the letter E again, since it’s his first name, I take that spelling) was a newspaper illustrator in the 1960s when he encountered the great Frank Frazetta at a comic book convention. This inspired Wrightson to experiment with comic book art. He worked on his sequences and started getting gigs at DC Comics, to work on horror comics. He also worked for Marvel Comics during this period in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

It was there he co-created Swamp Thing with writer Len Wein…

Wrightson’s “problem” was that he was a meticulous artist, spending so much time putting detail into his art that he had trouble meeting deadlines for most DC Comics series. He also wanted to be able to experience his work, so he quit DC Comics and went to work at Warren Publishing on their black and white horror comics. He painted a number of famous horror tales during this period, such as the famous “Jennifer” with writer Bruce Jones…

He slowly moved away from the comic book business and began doing more illustrations, including his years making an illustrated version of Frankenstein. During the 1980s, he made a major comic book comeback, working with his contemporary, Jim Starlin, on a pair of DC Comics miniseries (strange And the Batman: Worship). Then the two took a follow-up series to Worship to Marvel where they did it as a Punisher series.

Late in his life, Wrightson did a great job Frankenstein Series with writer Steve Niles for IDW. Wrightson passed away in 2017.

32- Tim Sall – 307 points (5 votes for first place).

The cool thing about Tim Sale is how long it took the mainstream comic book companies to grab it. He spent most of the ’80s working on standalone comic books, and it wasn’t like one of those things where his early work was much worse than his later ones. run sale on world of thieves For Starblaze Graphics he showed many of the same talents that he would later use in his most famous Batman. He has always been someone who knows how to use negative space to his advantage.

It wasn’t until he ran GrendelThe Sale’s dynamic and silhouetted art style, though, has captured real mainstream interest. He got a gig a رسم fee united unknown DC Comics miniseries This miniseries happened to be the first comic book work by the series’ writer, famous screenwriter Jeph Loeb. The association between Loeb and Sale led to the creators meeting a few years later to make a special one-shot Batman to celebrate Halloween. It was well received, so they went back to do another one the following Halloween. Then they did a third the following year. They gained such a strong sense of momentum that the couple then decided to conduct a year-long intense series called Long Halloweenset in the time of Frank Miller and David Mazuccilli, in Batman: Year One.

This series showcased Salé’s most outstanding skills as an artist. He uses silhouettes, shadows, and negative space as well as any artist in the industry, but he also chooses incredibly distinctive page layouts for his action sequences, like this one between Batman and Catwoman in the first issue of The Long Halloween…

Sale is best known for its larger-than-life depictions of comic book characters. Selling is all about a sense of personality and not any kind of figurative expression of human anatomy. This is especially evident when he’s drawing characters like Joker, Two-Face, and Superman, going to almost ridiculous levels with their body designs. It’s all part of his attempt to explain how these characters appear to others, rather than any specific “Oh, well, Superman is six feet and 220 pounds” or something.

It is a very effective exaggerated technique. Loeb and Sale have taken their talents to Marvel Comics as well, starting a series of color-coded mini-comic book series highlighting the pasts of some of Marvel’s main heroes, such as Daredevil: yellowAnd the Spider-Man: BlueAnd the Body: gray And the Captain America: White (The latter is well finished after the others.)

Sale and Loeb managed to reunite for their 25th Anniversary Celebration One Shot Long Halloween Prior to the sale he tragically died earlier this year.

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31. John Cassady – 315 points (4 first place votes)

John Cassady lays his pages very well, and it’s no surprise that his works are so popular that people tend to take this near-realistic approach in a big way, and Cassady has it all without ever sacrificing legibility. Here’s his famous handling of the revelation that Colossus isn’t actually dead…

Practically gives me goosebumps!

Cassady took to the scene in a big way with his run on the planet with Warren Ellis, but the Astonishing X-Men may have been the book that made him a star. Besides a few short stories and a quick run on Uncanny Avengers that launched that series in 2015, Cassaday is known mostly in the comics for his amazing covers.


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