Give me your top 10 favorite comic artists
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1 hour ago, comicjack said:

Good to see Mooney on the list his work went way back and so overlooked :headbang:

I've read some of his 70s work at Marvel in remastered digital form, and it's really quite nice.

Well above average.

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4 hours ago, s.krank said:

JRJR doesn't get enough respect:

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From his best art period, inked by Al Williamson.

 

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My Top Ten list seems to change every few years as I come to appreciate an artist moreso than prior years, and vice-versa.  However, some things have remained consistent, and the following artists have never been in my Top Ten: Kirby, Toth, Fraz, Schulz, Golden, N. Adams

Here's my current Top Ten list:

1. Al Williamson

2. Dale Keown

3. Steve Ditko

4.  Frank Miller

4. Jose Luis Garcia Lopez

6. John Romita Sr

7.  John Romita Jr

8.  Paul Smith

9.  Marshall Rogers

10. Walt Simonson

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On 1/19/2019 at 3:51 PM, Ken Aldred said:

From his best art period, inked by Al Williamson.

 

JRJr gets a lot of hate on the boards, but I love his stuff, particularly when inked by Janson. His stuff has a real kinetic energy. He didn't make my Top 11, but he'd probably find a spot in my top 20.

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6 hours ago, jjonahjameson11 said:

4. Jose Luis Garcia Lopez

Yup. A great artist who rarely gets mentioned on the boards.

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7 hours ago, F For Fake said:

JRJr gets a lot of hate on the boards, but I love his stuff, particularly when inked by Janson. His stuff has a real kinetic energy. He didn't make my Top 11, but he'd probably find a spot in my top 20.

I see what you're saying with the kinetic energy comment when I consider DD 257.  That was one action packed fight with the Punisher and the sequencing was amazing.  I loved that issue as a kid.  If this is some of the worst art somebodies ever seen, then I don't know what books they've been reading.

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9 hours ago, Ken Aldred said:

Yup. A great artist who rarely gets mentioned on the boards.

Most of the comic fans of my generation don't realize that when they are thinking of the "classic" DC character look, they're thinking of Garcia Lopez. His work on the branding/merchandising of the characters is truly iconic.

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8 hours ago, F For Fake said:

Most of the comic fans of my generation don't realize that when they are thinking of the "classic" DC character look, they're thinking of Garcia Lopez. His work on the branding/merchandising of the characters is truly iconic.

True. A lot of the mainstream images you see now on drinking glasses. greeting cards, etc its his classic look!

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On 1/23/2019 at 4:45 PM, F For Fake said:

JRJr gets a lot of hate on the boards, but I love his stuff, particularly when inked by Janson. His stuff has a real kinetic energy. He didn't make my Top 11, but he'd probably find a spot in my top 20.

I like JRJR especially his older work but he does get a lot of hate!

I think the problem is a lot of his work from the 2000's is very rushed! I don't think it looks as good as when he worked on ASM in the 80s 2c

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Frank Brunner those 70s Dr stranges were great.

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No particular order:

Steranko

Neal Adams

BWS

Alex Ross

Gil Kane

Wrightson

Frazetta

Vallejo

Frank Miller

John Buscema

JRSR

Adam Hughes

 

Can't cut it off at just 10, the rest are too far from this pack so I grouped it at 12.

 

 

 

 

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Arthur Adams

Steve Ditko

Adam Hughes

Jim Lee

Ron Lim

Todd McFarlane

Ed McGuiness

Frank Miller

John Romita Sr.

Alex Ross

 

This is difficult to do, I can't rank them or even feel confident I won't want to change this in 5 minutes...

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John Byrne
Carmine Infantino
Paul Smith
Arthur Adams
Mary Wilshire
Walter Simonson
H.G. Peter
Dave Cockrum
Alan Davis
Bill Sienkiewicz

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I'd love to list my top 10 however I'm constantly  surprised at artists I never knew about and I'm learning more each day. Only recently I found out about Earl Norem and now I'm a fan. I'm also prone to pick E.C and Marvel although if I was to choose it would go like this:

1/ Kirby

2/ Ditko

3/ Romita sr

4/ Sutton

5/ Ayers

6/ Wood

7/ Davis

8/ Craig

9/ Colan

10/ Engels

Heroes all!:foryou:  Honourable mention to Robinson and Sprang.

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18 minutes ago, tv horror said:

10/ Engles

Graham Ingels?

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20 minutes ago, Ken Aldred said:

Graham Ingels?

Oops well to be fair I did say I was learning new things everyday why not spelling.:bigsmile:

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JRJR

Todd McFarlane

Ross Andru

JRSR

Mike Zeck

John Byrne

Gil Kane

George Tuska/Don Heck

Bob Layton

Joe Kubert

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On 1/23/2019 at 3:45 PM, F For Fake said:

JRJr gets a lot of hate on the boards, but I love his stuff, particularly when inked by Janson. His stuff has a real kinetic energy. He didn't make my Top 11, but he'd probably find a spot in my top 20.

I actually hate Janson's inks over JR. I think JRJR needs a Terry Austin inking his stuff. 

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