At the core of the multi-billion dollar film and video game industry are artists creating images and stories. The arts are a powerful vehicle for communication, a way to express visions that are beyond the capacity of words. At a glance, these are some of the comic book artists who manages to capture human depictions of classic comic book characters. Their rendering style, attention to detail, and the perceived tendency of their characters are well known in the comic book community. Let’s have look at my selection of Top 5 Amazing Comic Book Artists. I am working on a follow-up post, this is [Set 1].
Lee Bermejo is an American comic book artist whose published work includes interior illustrations and cover art. His career began in 1997 as an intern at Wildstorm. He is self-taught, with little formal art training. He has done work for Marvel and DC Comics, Men’s Health, Max Mara, Top Cow productions, Wizard Entertainment, and the comic book film Ultraviolet.
Francesco “Matt” Mattina
Previously a designer, character and scenery work professional for theatre productions and a concept artist for VFX Studios factory, in 2007 he began working as a cover artist with Marvel Comics. Notable pieces include Fantastic Four, Thunderbolts, War Machine, The Punisher, Marvel Zombies, Shadowland, Taskmaster, Moon Knight, Nova and Wolverine. From 2009 he’s been working with DC Comics tasked with the covers of Batman Confidential, Azrael, Red Hood and Arkham Asylum and the soon-to-be published Batman: Europa mini-series. Currently collaborating with DC Comics Licensing (Superman/Batman: Apocalypse and Green Lantern cover and menus designs), Warner Bros Entertainment, Activision, Radical Publishing (Ryder on the Storm, After Dark and Exile). He also teaches illustration and American comics courses at Turin’s Scuola Internazionale di comics. Founder of Italian Job Studio with Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-man), Riccardo Burdchielli (DMZ) and Stefano Caselli (Amazing Spider-man)
Joshua Middleton began his illustration career as a comic book artist in 1999, bringing his signature art style to every major comic book publisher before branching out as a book cover artist, character designer, concept artist, and art director for television animation and feature film. In 2004 he was nominated for an Eisner Award as “Best Cover Artist” for his work on Marvel’s NYX, X-Men Unlimited, and New Mutants.
Gregory “Greg” Capullo is an American comic book artist and penciller, best known for his work on Quasar (1991–1992), X-Force (1992–1993), Angela (1994) and Spawn (1993–1999, 2003–2004). Greg Capullo also published his own creator-owned comic, The Creech, published through Image Comics. These were two three-issue miniseries. Apart from comics, Capullo has been involved in several projects such as pencilling for the Korn album Follow the Leader and the Disturbed album, Ten Thousand Fists, and being part of the crew who worked on the animated sequences in the 2002 film The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys.
Alex Ross is an American comic book writer/artist known primarily for his painted interiors, covers, and design work. He first became known with the 1994 miniseries Marvels, on which he collaborated with writer Kurt Busiek for Marvel Comics. He has since done a variety of projects for both Marvel and DC Comics, such as the 1996 miniseries Kingdom Come, which Ross also co-wrote. Since then he has also done covers and character designs for Busiek’s series Astro City, and various projects for Dynamite Entertainment. His feature film work includes concept and narrative art for Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, and DVD packaging art for the M. Night Shyamalan film, Unbreakable. He has also done covers for TV Guide, promotional artwork for the Academy Awards, packaging design for comic book tie-in video games, and his renditions of superheroes have been merchandised as action figures.
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