See more ideas about comic books art, comic books and comic book covers. Many of todays top designers were actually students of his. Although comics have different formats, this list mainly focuses on comic book and graphic novel creators. Atlas comics presents the top 100 artists of american comic books. The xmen went from forgotten heroes in the 70s, to being topdog in the 90s. Great plot, great characters, awesome tales and so forth. His covers alone during the 40s stand as some of the bestdesigned and most exiting work ever produced for any comic book publisher. For all the latest news in the comic book world, visit comic book resources. Written by alan moore and illustrated by gene ha and zander cannon, the series details the lives and work of the police force of neopolis, a city in which almost everyone, from the police and criminals to civilians, children and even pets, has super powers. Here is the top 125 comic book writers master list. From action blockbusters to the lego movie, the influence of comic artists on popular culture has never been greater. We hit the top 10 in our countdown of your picks for the top comic book artists of alltime.
While its not actually aimed at directly at artists and designers, the site is literally full of gorgeous comic inspired images to inspire you. Comics are a visual mediumbut most comics still rely heavily on narration and dialogue. The year also saw a range of top talent holding the pen, from such veterans as geoff johns and grant morrison to acclaimedauthorturnedcomicbook. I havent read nearly enough comics to be qualified to judge that. Marvel found massive success with its relaunched star wars license to give a sense of. After over 1,000 ballots cast something like 1,008, here is the master list of your picks for the top comic book writers and artists of alltime.
Best comic book story series top ten list thetoptens. Impossibly prolific and a great introduction into the podcasted world of comics, comic geek speak has several different hosts, some of whom are instudio but many of whom exist via skype. However, some creators of comic strips are also found here, as are some of the early innovators of the art form. Top 10 influential marvel comic book artists youtube. Since then the comic book has gone on to be one of the most popular printed items in the world. The greatest comic book artists of alltime list items. Top 10 significant moments in comic history listverse.
Top 20 comic book artists ever best, most ranked user. Its a great dinner party question for comic fans, but one that requires a lot of research to clarify whether or not the artists fit into that five year window as many mentioned, including sean murphy, chris samnee, dave aja and more, had done work well. These are the top 10 masters of comics who lead a legendary life and. Famous marvel comic book artists a knowledge archive. May 28, 2010 starting monday, may 31, 2010, the comics cube began a series on the top ten most influential comics artists of all time. Last time many pointed out, rightly so, that limiting the list for five was quite, well, limiting. Allstar superman is a twelveissue maxiseries written by grant morrison and drawn by frank quitely. Cartoonists may work in many formats, such as booklets, comic. Dick tracy yes this pic is from the movie but it was the best i could find.
Can you name the 125 greatest comic book artists according to comic book resources readers. Starting monday, may 31, 2010, the comics cube began a series on the top ten most influential comics artists of all time. This week were trying a little something different in the stack and i am talking about some of my favorite artists right now. Dont be a jerk about creators in the comments section. Goulart is also the author of numerous science fiction novelswhich explains his bias toward the science fiction and fantasyoriented artists. The popularity was so high for allstar superman that it also went on to become an animated move from warner bros. Comic book tv series by jerry whitworth comic books being adapted for feature films are all the rage now but much of that has grown from exposure on the small screen over the last six decades. The top 10 comics in art from matt groenings presimpsons strip to michelangelos ceiling and hogarths social commentary, artists have been reinventing the cartoon for centuries. A list of the top twenty comic book artists who are creating comic book art right now from superhero comics to small press graphic novels. The top 10 comics in art art and design the guardian. The top 10 comic book writerartists of all time berkeley place. Test your knowledge on this entertainment quiz to see how you do. Dec 03, 20 looking back at the sheer variety of comic art in 20, its hard to imagine that this industry once relied on homogenized house styles only a few decades ago.
One of the greatest comic book artists of all time. Top 10 is a superhero comic book limited series published by the americas best comics imprint of wildstorm, itself an imprint of dc comics. One of comics first illustrative stars, he influenced and astounded such later greats as alex toth, jim steranko, and gil kane. Paul fraser collectibles looks at the top 10 pieces of comic book art to have sold at auction. However, some creators of comic strips are also found here, as are some of the early innovators of the art form the list is sorted by the country of origin of the authors, although they may have published, or now be resident in other countries.
Click on any name below for more information about the artist listed. Click on any artist or writer for a writeup on that creators work including samples of their art andor writing. Combining surrealism, pop art, op art and other eyegrabbing visual techniques which he nicknamed zapart, he left a lasting imprint upon the comic industry. Like so many american art forms that have grown and spread throughout the global audiences, comic books have been one of the most successful ones to become popularized in the nation that has brought us a variety of influences. This article talks about 10 most important comic book artists, who. With the first versions of superman and famous funnies dating back to 1930s, illustrators and artists have found a new way of displaying their talent. Jun 23, 2017 top 5 spiderman comic book artist of all time. The 25 greatest comic book artists from the last 25 years syfy wire. A cartoonist also comic strip creator, comic book artist, graphic novel artist, or comic book illustrator is a visual artist who specializes in drawing cartoons individual images or comics sequential images. After over 1,000 ballots cast something like 1,044, here is the master list of your picks for the top comic book writers and artists of alltime. What was the artists overall impact on the look of comics. They are the distributors of comics featuring xmen, the incredible hulk, captain america and of course the other avengers, spiderman and the fantastic four. Top 10 greatest comic book rogues galleries manic expression. With his own publishing company supergraphics, steranko was able to appraise the industry in the remarkable twovolume history of comics, a must read for any graphic artist.
The source of the majority of these covers is, so if you like a cover that you see, check out the rest of that series covers at. Test your knowledge on this entertainment quiz to see how you do and compare your score to others. The biggest comic book names since 1992, all combined in one place. The 25 greatest comic book artists from the last 25 years. Here is the master list of the artists voted by you by your ballots over one thousand ballots cast. And because of the widespread success of manga in japan and the rest of the world, and its influence in american comics, i find it hard to justify that the number one spot on this list should go to anyone other than osamu tezuka. Rest of these artists are great, but really if jack. His covers alone during the 40s stand as some of the best designed and most exiting work ever produced for any comic book publisher. Which comic book artists did you absolutely hate growing up.
Recently, as reported by the beat, jim lee posited an interesting question. Mar 11, 2014 the image has been parodied and paid homage to countless times, and remains one of the greatest comic book covers of all time. To celebrate the last 25 years in comics, we re looking back at the greatest comic book artists from the last. Millers art, which is why 300 looked even greater in the 10 x hardcover and. The 25 greatest comic book artists from the last 25 years mike allred. See more ideas about comic book artists, comic books art and comic art. Azrael as batman, bane breaking the bat, and robin not seeming as wimpy, all topped off by an epic battle between azrael and batman. Top ten most influential comics artists of all time. Here are ten moments in history that helped define the super hero comic genre. Beyond his gorgeous style and draftsmanship, jim lees energetic storytelling. In the 80s, you always knew your favorite comic book was on the verge of cancellation if don heck was added as series artist. Nov 09, 2014 last time many pointed out, rightly so, that limiting the list for five was quite, well, limiting. Jul 23, 2011 for kicks and giggles, im assembling my list of the top comic book writers of all time. The top 10 superhero comics of 2016 the washington post.
When i turn the page and read the pages from any graphic novel i can instantly recognized the art and the artist that drew in each comic panel. The books sprawling cast, clever stories, and meticulously executed art made it a hit with critics, although it failed to achieve the readership of. Hals greatest failure came when he was driven mad by the destruction of his hometown and he lashed out at the lantern corps, destroying them. Although this is a subjective listing of the greatest comic book artists, it could not come from a more informed source than comic book historian goulart. Bill watterson calvin and hobbes original strip 1989 far apart from the citysmashing superheroes, calvin and hobbes is the lighthearted adventures of a boy and his stuffed tiger friend, which was syndicated from 1985 to 1995. Top 10 marvel comic book artists its nice to see that some things stay the same. The graphic novel boom of the past decade has settled down, and the big trade publishers are divesting from the comics marketonly one of our top 10 books comes from a. Looking back at the sheer variety of comic art in 20, its hard to imagine that this industry once relied on homogenized house styles only a few decades ago. Mar 17, 2017 heroes rise and fall in popularity, where the fantastic four once ruled comic book sales in the 60s, they now face obscurity postcancellation.
Dec 23, 2015 its been an interesting year for the comic book industry. Krigstein is responsible for perhaps comics most famous story. Not the ten best, not my ten favorite, just the ten most influential. Osamu tezuka is widely considered the walt disney of japan. Marvel found massive success with its relaunched star wars license to give a sense of how massive, the star wars titles alone outsell. For kicks and giggles, im assembling my list of the top comic book writers of all time. Never let it be said i dont listen to criticism, so here now is a top 10 favorite comic book rogues galleries. The eisner awards were established in 1988 and are presented each year at comic. Manns book is more an art product than a story, and even as an art product its kind of jeff koonsy brassy, cheap, focused on evoking. Mar 01, 2014 this week were trying a little something different in the stack and i am talking about some of my favorite artists right now.
Jim steranko is one of the most adventurous comic book artists to ever grace the medium, and his work at marvel comics is of particular significance. Some you may have heard of and some that you should keep your eye out. Jun 11, 2010 osamu tezuka is widely considered the walt disney of japan. Here are 10 pieces of comic art that dont need words to convey a story. Hes also a technological genius with expertise in multiple fields as well as one of the greatestever trackers and martial artists. I would also call him its eisner, kirby, and mccay all rolled into one. Apr 28, 2015 when i turn the page and read the pages from any graphic novel i can instantly recognized the art and the artist that drew in each comic panel. Welcome to the 4th, and final part of my series of the 100 best comic book covers of the period 1980present. By creative bloq staff computer arts 11 march 2014 11 march 2014.
The 10 greatest comic book artists of all time creative bloq. And as i go through the names, i realize that so few of them were also able to draw their own words. The series was developed to allow major comics creators a chance to tell stories showcasing characters without being restricted by dc universe continuity. One of the reasons that i chose a time frame instead of going for the best of all time is because the art of the covers, the methods of creating them, and the role that covers play has changed. In 2006 it won the eagle award for favourite new comic book and favourite comics cover for the first issue, as well as the 2007 favourite colour comicbook american eagle. He drew and contributed to the creation of as varied of comic books as fantastic four, captain america, the incredible hulk, the mighty thor, the avengers, xmen, black panther, the eternals, kamandi, challengers of the unknown, the demon, and o. Comic book resources is dedicated to the coverage of comic book related news and discussions. Since that fateful day in 1938 when superman bounded into life in the first issue of action comics, artists and illustrators have found. A descriptive listing and ranking of the 100 greatest american comic book artists of all time.
Alex ross because he is the rembrandt of super heroes albert uderzo because he has this elegant, immediately recognisable style arthur suydam because. Cartoonists include the artists who handle all aspects of the work and those who contribute only part of the production. They are the distributors of comics featuring xmen, the incredible hulk, captain america and of course the. Its been an interesting year for the comic book industry. One of the best comic book artists you should know. Sims has a strong reputation within the comicbook community, which means hes been able to book some alist creators like matt fraction who frequently appears on the show, normally to do something weird with a tpain microphone, mark waid, scott snyder and jeff parker.1641 1398 1143 1063 840 1669 400 1145 1418 1057 244 637 478 1259 1222 1259 286 493 1174 338 915 889 1392 352 273 575 437 977 228 1325 475 900 1281 1260 1011 1363 1010 1448 1612 52 575 466 384 155 1233 1169