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Underrated and AWOL

Post by Nu-D » 31 Jan 2019, 12:20

Who are your favorite lost comic artists? Guys and gals who don’t get enough credit, and/or seems to have stopped getting regular work?

For me, it’s Mike Zeck, Ron Lim and Rick Leonardi. Loved the style these guys brought to Marvel in the 70’s and 80’s. Inspired by Byrne: clean lines, dynamic shots, but with a more fluid feel. Seems like they got relegated to backbencher status in the 90’s (maybe a little later for Lim), and have virtually disappeared since.

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Re: Underrated and AWOL

Post by Blackcyclops » 31 Jan 2019, 13:20

Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin...two of my favorite artist but don’t get that McNiven level love
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Post by Nu-D » 31 Jan 2019, 13:22

Reading BC's response, I realize I don't know those artists. Let's share some images to make this more fun.

I don't currently have access to my comics library, so I can't get some of the pages from Leonardi's fill-in issues during Silvestri's run on Uncanny, but here's a great Cloak & Dagger splash he did (with inks by the inestimable Terry Austin):
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Post by Wings » 31 Jan 2019, 17:04

Nu-D wrote:
31 Jan 2019, 13:22
Reading BC's response, I realize I don't know those artists. Let's share some images to make this more fun.

I don't currently have access to my comics library, so I can't get some of the pages from Leonardi's fill-in issues during Silvestri's run on Uncanny, but here's a great Cloak & Dagger splash he did (with inks by the inestimable Terry Austin):
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I love Leonardi's art, and his Cloak and Dagger work is great. I also loved the ASM issue he did featuring Silver Sable taking on Jack O'Lantern. He's actually going to be back as a regular penciller soon, he's taking over art duties on DC's Batman Beyond.
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Re: Underrated and AWOL

Post by tokenBG1009 » 01 Feb 2019, 14:21

Stjepan Šejić has always been my favorite artist in comics. He's been working in DC more lately, but it wasn't long ago he was really only on his own books or on Top Cow comics.

He also seems to have a lot of fun with his art as well which is always something I enjoy.

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Post by grief » 02 Feb 2019, 23:38

Pat Broderick's run on Doom 2099 is AMAZING to me. So much detail and imagination, and he always took the time to make reflections and visual effects reflect off Doom's armor.

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Post by Nu-D » 05 Feb 2019, 13:40

Coincidentally, I started reading Spider-verse last night, and Leonardi was one of the artists. Sadly, the art was mediocre, though it was clear to me a lot of the fault lay with the inker.

In this first, you can see how over-inked the lines on the face are. Maybe the pencils were that heavy too, but it’s hard to tell:
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Here’s another shot with really heavy inks, particularly noticeable on the abs. But also, think that’s supposed to be a jaw line on the head, but it’s not clear:
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And finally, what’s up with this face? That’s on the penciller:

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Post by Nu-D » 05 Feb 2019, 13:48

And finally, what’s up with this face? That’s on the penciller:
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Re: Underrated and AWOL

Post by Anna Raven » 05 Feb 2019, 15:10

Nu-D wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 13:48
And finally, what’s up with this face? That’s on the penciller:

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I think his neck is broken.
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Re: Underrated and AWOL

Post by Blackcyclops » 05 Feb 2019, 15:24

Well back to underrated artist, I’ve always been partial to Mike Choi who did X-Force...love love his stuff
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Post by Jazzkantine » 05 Feb 2019, 17:41

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