Hi everyone, today we're saying goodbye to the Comic Book Artist series, for now we're no longer going to make it as weekly series, but you can see all the posts here. Anyway, on this last post we're featuring Marcio Abreu, a outstanding penciler and inker form São Paulo, Brazil. Hopefully we're going to see more form this young artist soon. You can see more artworks from Marcio Abreu at his DeviantArt Gallery and you also can see his last updates on his Blog.
Most of you may know Joe Quesada from his outstanding Marvel covers from Wolverine series, actually Joe is way more than just a great penciler and inker. Starting out during the 90's , Joe worked on Valiant comics before getting on Marvel and DC comics and later even opening his own company, Event Comics. I could spent the whole talking about this awesome artist, unfortunately he haven't a official website, but you can find more information about him on his Wikipedia Profile and more artworks at his Comic Art Community Gallery.
Alex Raymond is credited as one of the godfathers of comic art, being the biggest responsible for the creation and development of the character Flash Gordon, he also created the character Rip Kirby. Alex is from a era when you could make mistakes on inking, a era when the only references were live models, this can be beautifully resumed on his artwork. Unfortunately, there is not a direct website to see Alex Raymond content but, of course, you can find some information on his Wikipedia profile nad you can find some of his artworks at Tumblr.
Francesco Francavilla is multidisciplinary italian artist with skills requested by many, he's amazing at almost anything he's working on. Nowadays he's working mainly with Marvel's Black Panther and Captain America and Bucky. You can see more artworks and updates from Francesco at his Official Website or at his Blog.
I'm a big fan of Green Lantern, since my girlfriend introduce me to Green Lanterns Corp Issue #1 I got in touch with the art of Patrick Gleason. Nowadays, Patrick have worked on other titles at DC comics as Batman, Robin, H-E-R-O, Aquaman, Brighest Day and JSA. I really dig his knowledge on shading and anatomy and I'm expecting more good artworks from this artist full of talent. You can sse more artworks and updates from the artist at his Official Blog, you can also see loads of beatiful comic covers done by this outstanding penciler on his Comic Art Community profile.
Brazil have been one of the top countries on export great talents for the comic book industry. Nowadays we have many brazilians working on major comic companies as Marvel, DC, Image and Vertigo and I'm quite pride of that. As this is a great sign that our internal industry is finally going forward. André Coelho is one of this comic book artist that had the opportunity to work for major comic book companies, what is quite undeniable when you see the work this inker/penciler has to offer. You can see more artworks from André at his Blog or at his DevianArt profile.
Praised by some, hated by others, Rob Liefeld is one of those comic book artist that you should love or leave. Anyway, what made me brought this artist here is because of his major influence on the 90's comics, Rob style displays totally the techniques that were developed on this period of comics. Dashed lines, horizontal panels, flat multi color covers, extreme muscle bodies, big high-tech guns. All this is quite familiar for anyone who read a comic during the 90's, what brings me some nostalgia. You can see more from Rob at his Official Website.
Eduardo Risso is a worldwide acclaimed argentine comic book artist, most known for his work with Brian Azzarello on the Vertigo title "100 Bullets" , winner of the Eisner and Harvey Award. He have been working for major comic companies as DC comics, Vertigo and Heavy Metal on the past 20 years, recently he worked on the highly anticipated comic "Before Watchmen". You can see more from Eduardo at his Official Website.
Ron Salas is one my latest discovery on comic book art, his remarkable black and white style reminds me the masters Mike Mignolla and Frank Miller. Let's keep an eye on what this great talent will show us further on future, but for now let's check his latest illustrations. You can check more from this skillfull comic book artist at his Official Website and at his Tumblr. z
Dan Adkins is one of the legends of the silver age of comic books, being a penciler and inker for almost every big comic company. He's one of the responsibles for defining the Science Fiction and Fantasy comics artwork, with a really remarkable and clean trace. Unfortunately, Dan Adkins don't have a Official Website, but you can see more of his work If you search on Tumblr and you can know more about his story at his Wikipedia profile.
Esad Ribic is one of the most interesting comic book artist nowadays. Despite his work as a penciler, he's most known as a cover artist for Marvel comics. His ability to with composition, phisiology and colors it's what brought my attention. You can see more from Esad at his Official Website.
You probably know the work of Dave Gibbons by his stunning and majestral artworks on the most famous graphic novel, Watchmen. Although this might be his stepping stone, Dave also did awesome comics for DC and Marvel comics. Unfortunately, Dave doesn't have a website, but you can see more information about him on his Wikipedia Profile and you can follow Dave's latest projects and news on his Twitter.
What can I say about John Romita Jr.? He's one Marvel Comics front man for decades, having worked on many projects with big names such as Frank Miller, Neil Gaiman and Mark Millar. John is certainly a name to have as reference for every one willing to be a comic book artist. Unfortunately, John doesn't have a Website nor a blog, but you can check more information about him on his Wikipedia Profile and more of his works at this blog.
Brian Bolland is a award-winning british comic book artist, best known for his work for the comic Batman: The Killing Joke. His meticulous attention for details and composition is what make him one of the best pencilers from England. You can see more from this british legend at his Official Website or at his Blogspot.
Jason Fabok is a Canadian comic book artist living in Southern Ontario, Canada. He is currently working on Batman: The Dark Knight and Dectective Comics for DC comics. Following my idea to show some new talents on this series, I decided to expose the skills of this young comic artist that will for sure provide more good content for the comic community. You can see more from Jason at his Official Blog.
Comic Book Artist: Nic Klein Nic Klein is known for being a versatile professional, I'm not just talking about style, as he can go from digital to traditional art without any big effort. Besides he highly praised work as a comic book artist, Nic is also part of the awesome illustrators behind the cards of Magic The Gathering. You can see more form Nic Klein at this Official Website or at his Blog. Nic works as a freelance Illustrator in the Comics & Entertainment industry, and is always open for adventures in all aspects of the field. Clients include: DC Comics, Image comics, Marvel Comics, Wizards of the Coast, Radical comics, Panini comics, Top Cow, Simon & Schuster, Bantam Dell Publishing Group, Conceptarts, Aufbau Verlag, Microsoft games, Ehapa comics, Deutsche Bahn, ImagineFX, Moga Mobo.... His work can also be found in Spectrum (the best in contemporary fantastic art) 13,14,15 & 18 (Nic's Website).
Comic Book Artist: Skottie Young Skottie Young is a american comic book artist highly recognized for his childish and funny trace, I would dare to say he's the Tim Burton of comic book art. Skottie already did several art covers for big companies such as Marvel comics. So please let's take a trip to this stunning universe, I'm sure you will like it. You can see more from Skottie at his Official Website or at his Deviant Profile.