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GV10 [Results]: Best Artist: Check Page 3 for results!

DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
edited April 2015 in Graphic Violence
Our next category is Best Artist.

This category is for your favorite comics artist of the past ten years. They don't have to have debuted in that time, they just have to have produced work you loved over the course of the past decade. And if you like a writer/artist, you can nominate them here, if you want. And hey, this doesn't have to be limited to pencilers

Rules

1) Nominate as many artists as you want! There's no limit
2) We're going to do something a little different, for the next few categories, to keep nominees to a manageable level. To make the voting rounds, an artist will need three nominations. That's a nomination and two seconds.
3) Remember, this is your place to make your case for your favorite artist. Voting will be in a Google form, as usual
4) And: keep it civil. This isn't a place to be shitty to each other.

Alright, and nominations are open...NOW

Put your nominations in BOLD TEXT. You don't need to all caps them, though

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    CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    edited March 2015
    Brandon Graham and James Stokoe for being an art wizard and art sorceror, respectively

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    Mikey CTSMikey CTS Registered User regular
    edited March 2015
    Fiona Staples

    Fiona manages to somehow make this strange reality the cast of Saga exist in feel real. Nothing feels out of place despite the mash-up of concepts that exist wthin its pages. That in and of itself deserves a nomination.

    Phil Noto

    If Phil's name is on a book I am reading it. His work is simply gorgeous filled with lush water-esque colors and precision line work. His work on Black Widow has been relevatory.

    Chip Zdarsky

    I adore Chip Zdarsky both as an artist and a person. I love how he manges to draw Sex Criminals sexy without being lurid, which could have been pornographic in the hands of a lesser artist. Also his twitter account is great.

    Babbs Tarr

    Babbs art is just fun and I enjoy it. I had given up on DC books before she took over lead artist for Batgirl. The book isn't great and has had a few rough patches, but what never changes is how much I enjoy her artwork. It's just fun.

    Stuart Immonen

    Have you seen his pencils? Eye candy. Somehow he manages to be some incredibly versatile while still being recognizable as his work, from the almost cartoon-y Nextwave to hyper-detailed All-New X-Men. Incredible.

    Jamie McKelvie

    Watching Jamie's art evolve over the years from Phonogram to Young Avengers and now The Wicked + the Divine has been a real treat. He's remained faithful to his style will becoming vastly more dynamic and creating some of my favor spreads. It has been a joy watching him grow as an artist.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    edited March 2015
    People have been a bit down on him lately because of how long Hawkeye has been taking to finish, but David Aja is a phenomenal artist, and does some of the best intricate movement and fighting depictions on panel.

    I would also like to nominate Ron Wimberly, solely for his work on Prince of Cats. I know not many people were fond of his She-Hulk art, but Prince of Cats is pretty much the best comic I've ever read, and the art there is unbelievably dynamic.

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    M-TeeM-Tee Registered User regular
    edited March 2015
    I second Stokoe, Brandon Graham, and Aja. I'll be back later to bold these seconds and to post my own nominations.

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    SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    edited March 2015
    Skottie Young

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    I'll nominate Steve McNiven

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    CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    edited March 2015
    I'll second Ron Wimberly for his two She-Hulk issues

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    Chomp-ChompChomp-Chomp Shonen Princess Registered User regular
    Seconding Phil Noto and Stewart Immonen.

    Nominating Frank Quietly. Yeah, some people don't like his squishy faces, but he conveys excellent body language. Also, his style has notably improved over the last decade. Just check the difference between New X-Men and Astonishing X-men.

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    Nominating Tula Lotay for her work on Supreme Blue Rose. Dreamlike and beautiful, I'd read this even if there was no story.
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    Also, for very similar reasons, I'm nominating Michael Del Mundo for the Elektra series. It's also got a very watercolor feeling to it that captures motion amazingly well. It's a shame the series ended.
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    I'll second:
    Skottie Young
    Babbs Tarr
    David Aja

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    Dizzy DDizzy D NetherlandsRegistered User regular
    Seconding Young, Aja and Staples.

    Nominating:
    Stjepan Šejić: Did a load of stuff for Top Cow and some covers for Marvel. Currently know for Death Vigil and upcoming artist for Rat Queens.

    Juanjo Guarnido for Blacksad. Just GIS it.

    Honorable mention to David López who I first encountered on G. Willow Wilson's Mystic. Sadly can only vote for 5, so no use in nominating more.

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    M-TeeM-Tee Registered User regular
    edited March 2015

    James Stokoe
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    Ramon Villalobos
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    Francesco Francavilla
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    Brittney Williams
    For doing the only Superman I've approved of since All Star.
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    Seth Fisher
    At first I hesitated because he passed away in 2006, but he was very busy in 05-06 and my favorite work of his was put out during that time, including Batman: Snow and Fantastic Four/Iron Man: Big in Japan.
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    Edit: I'll also second Frank Quitely.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    If Francavilla and Staples still need to be seconded, consider that done.

    I'd also like to nominate JH Williams III, whose Batwoman art was incredibly gorgeous, and pretty much what made the book for me.

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    M-TeeM-Tee Registered User regular
    edited March 2015
    This one's gonna be a hard one for me. I forgot about Darwyn Cooke. Although New Frontier is a year too early, I'm nominating primarily for his Parker adaptations, which will likely be my number one for best licensed comic.
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    MidniteMidnite Registered User regular
    Nominating Sara Pichelli, Esad Ribic and Jerome Opeña.

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    Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    A cavalcade of seconding:

    Frank Quitely
    Babs Tarr
    David Aja
    Stewart Immonen
    JH Williams III
    Phil Noto

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    DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    Gonna second James Stokoe and Brandon Graham.

    Likewise, Jamie McKelvie. I think he's always been excellent at still figures, but he's really improved at dynamic scenes of late.

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    Lost CanuckLost Canuck World's Greatest Escape Artist Doctor Vundabar's Murder MachineRegistered User regular
    I'm going to second JH Williams II and Stuart Immonen.
    Williams might have the best page layouts in the industry and Immonen is an amazing chameleon, able to change his style in significant ways for different projects.

    I want to nominate John Cassaday, who doesn't have a high output, but makes some of the prettiest cinematic-style comics, as seen in the latter part of his Planetary work and much of his Astonishing X-Men, which both make the cutoff date.

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    Lost CanuckLost Canuck World's Greatest Escape Artist Doctor Vundabar's Murder MachineRegistered User regular
    Seconding Phil Noto and Stewart Immonen.

    Nominating Frank Quietly. Yeah, some people don't like his squishy faces, but he conveys excellent body language. Also, his style has notably improved over the last decade. Just check the difference between New X-Men and Astonishing X-men.

    Frank Quietly didn't draw Astonishing X-Men, John Cassaday did.
    He did All-Star Superman though which I thought was a good looking book.

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Nominating Stephanie Hans and Phil Jimenez for their outstanding work on Angela: Asgard's Assassin.

    Also Javier Pulido because She-Hulk looked awesome, dammit.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    Seconding/thirding/whatever: Darwyn Cooke, JH Williams III, Phil Noto, Stuart Immonen, David Aja, Frank Quitely, Francesco Francavilla

    Nominating:
    Karl Kerschl: I still haven't read The Abominable Charles Christopher (because I'm terrible), but his work on stuff like Teen Titans: Year One, Gotham Academy, and All-Flash is nothing short of amazing
    Jock - He's very stylized, yet still "grim and gritty", which was perfect for his work on Detective Comics (Dick Grayson) and Green Arrow: Year One
    Cliff Chiang - If he draws a book, I will read it. He knows how to do different body types, different fashions, and convey emotion (in both faces and scenes). His work on Wonder Woman was perfect. The first issue of his run had a naked Wonder Woman holding another woman (just wearing t-shirt and underwear) in the air, and he didn't make it sexual at all; he just showed the power of the character.
    Francis Manapul - is probably second only to JH Williams III in "best storytelling layouts I've ever seen". He took the shitty New 52 update to The Flash's costume and made it work. I would probably read every book he draws even if there weren't any words because he's just amazing.

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
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    Also Javier Pulido because She-Hulk looked awesome, dammit.

    I absolutely second this and I'm super happy someone else liked the art style as much as I did.

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    Farel Dalrymple

    Becky Cloonan

    James Stokoe

    Brandon Graham

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    Nominating Chris Giarrusso, because he needs to run away with best writer and best artist. Simple, yes, but that doesn't mean simple can't be great. And has stuck with a running Daredevil gag so long it feels weird when it's not there.

    And you're a damn liar if you try and say your day never got a little happier or brighter because you saw a Mini Marvel or G-Man piece of art.

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    seconding Stuart Immonen. His own style is amazing, he's incredibly punctual in a time when no one is, and is so good he can mimic other artists when he has to fill-in, like he did with Bryan Hitch on Fantastic Four.

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    nominating Doug Mahnke, he's basically the DC version of Stuart Immonen, he draws the best Wonder Woman, his Superman is perfect, and his Green Lantern run was fun and drew great constructs.

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    StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    I'm gonna nominate Jill Thompson, who I was introduced to via the Dark Horse horror comic "Beasts of Burden"

    She has a gorgeous style that's evocative of water-color, and she can deftly tweak it to suit the grotesque just as well as the light and comedic.

    Here's some examples from "Beasts of Burden"
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    And some much lighter stuff from her story in Marvel's "Girl Comics" miniseries
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    UltimateInfernoUltimateInferno Registered User regular
    David Marquez His Spider-Man stuff was fantastic. made the book look so good.
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    seconding Esad Ribic
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    Greg Capullo

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    Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    Phil Noto (Black Widow)

    Stuart Immonen (X-men: Children of the Atom)

    Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman)

    David Aja (Hawkguy Hawkeye)

    Nicola Scott (Earth 2)

    Babs Tarr (Batgirl)

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    TransporterTransporter Registered User regular
    Thirding Esad Ribic. All of his work has a larger than life feel that I haven't seen in an artist in a long, LONG time. It's scary how good he is(While remaining punctual!).

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    Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    Oh fuck how did I forget Greg Capullo

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    I have no idea how I'm going to pick 5 of these, let alone order those 5

    Artists I know will be in my top 5, and therefore that I feel I can nominate without feeling guilty:

    Jamie McKelvie
    Francesco Francavilla
    Esad Ribic
    Annie Wu
    Jordie Bellaire


    And yeah, I'm nominating a colourist in the best artist category, because Jordie is quite simply that good. She brings a different style to every book while still making them her own, and she makes any artist she's paired with look even better. Pretty Deadly and Autumnlands are some great examples, but Moon Knight, where she was working with Declan Shalvey was where she really stood out.

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    M-TeeM-Tee Registered User regular
    Paul Pope (link is to homepage. occasionally NSFW)
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    Mike Allred
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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Oh fuck, seconding Jock

    Totally forgot about him, but he's one of the greats

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    HeatwaveHeatwave Come, now, and walk the path of explosions with me!Registered User regular
    edited March 2015
    Phil Noto. His art in Black Widow is breathtaking, as is his faux photos of superheroes during the silver age.

    Skottie Young. I can not not vote for this guy. I absolutely love his style and the energy his art has. From the Wizard of Oz books, to the Marvel Babies covers to his art in New X-men. I just friggin love it all!

    Alex Milne. Love, love, love his work in MTMTE. I just love how animated each character looks, like they're straight out of a animated TV show. It's great to see he's made a name of himself after all the shit he had to put up with while ghosting for Superstar Scumbag Pat Lee.

    Stewart Immonen. The guy has such a varied art style and they're all great to look at.

    Sara Pichelli. New artist with great work on Ultimate Comics Spider-man. I love how all the characters have different faces.

    David Marquez. See Sara Pichelli.

    Leinil Francis Yu. He's art has greatly improved over the years. Before his art was really rough and most of his characters would look super veiny, their faces would look super elongated with huge jawbones, and their teeth would stick out weirdly. Now the art is cleaner and the characters look more realistic.

    David Aja. The guy may take forever to finish a single issue, but damn if it doesn't look good in the end.

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    NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Crap, crap, mega crap.Registered User regular
    Sean Phillips his work with ed brubaker is some of the best in the past decade.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    There are so many choices here...

    Stewart Immonen, Daniel Acuña, Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis, Steve Epting - These guys are my hit parade. They're constantly rotating between books and turning in excellent work, almost always on time.

    Chris Burnham - His work is so over-the-top, with a healthy amount of Quitely influence. He also is able to keep a schedule, unlike Quitely, and his work on Batman Inc was just excellent. I can't wait to see where the next 10 years take him.

    Mike Allred - Another decade of excellent pop-art. FF was one of my favorite books of the decade, while Silver Surfer has also been a ton of fun. I grabbed all of iZombie on comixology a week or so ago just to get more of his art. Eventually I'll have to go back and read Madman.

    Olivier Coipel, JH Williams III, Gary Frank - These are three much slower, higher-profile artists. When I started getting back into monthly titles in 09, their art work in Thor, Detective Comics, and Action comics showed me what comics could really look like at their peak. I really don't dig artists who turn in late work, but JH III found a way to schedule himself and turned into something amazing over the run of Batwoman, while Coipel has been used effectively for an issue here-and-there by Marvel editorial. Meanwhile, Gary Frank has been reduced to backups and a once-every-few-years OGN.

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    Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
    P. Craig Russell
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    My favourite artist of all time. A great mix of realism and otherworldlyness. Does some great work with Neil Gaiman.

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    Chomp-ChompChomp-Chomp Shonen Princess Registered User regular
    Seconding Phil Noto and Stewart Immonen.

    Nominating Frank Quietly. Yeah, some people don't like his squishy faces, but he conveys excellent body language. Also, his style has notably improved over the last decade. Just check the difference between New X-Men and Astonishing X-men.

    Frank Quietly didn't draw Astonishing X-Men, John Cassaday did.
    He did All-Star Superman though which I thought was a good looking book.

    Oh hot diggity dang. Totally right there.

    Cassaday did Planetary - there. Brain pictures fixed.

    John Cassaday seconded!

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    SinogueSinogue Registered User regular
    edited March 2015
    Seconding Esad Ribic, Jerome Opeña, Olivier Coipel, and Stuart Immomen.

    Nominating Jim Lee, because I've always loved his work ever since I got hooked on his X-Men in the early '90s. More recently, he's done a great job with the redesigns of the Justice League with the New 52. This may or may not be an unpopular opinion, but I was glad to see long overdue redesigns of superheroes without spandex or underwear on the outside of their pants. The redesigns were true to the original designs in that they are instantly recognizable, but look functional in a modern world.

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    SinogueSinogue Registered User regular
    I forgot to second Phil Noto.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Yeah, I'm going to second Oliver Coipel, Stuart Immonen, and Lenil Yu

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    BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    Seconding Darwyn Cooke, David Aja, Sean Phillips, JH Williams III and Frank Quitely.

    Nominating Bryan Lee O'Malley. He's developed tremendously as an artist over the last ten years and Scott Pilgrim is one of the best comics around. Seconds is also delightful.

    Also nominating Bryan Talbot, basically installed now as the Godfather of British comics, Talbot has been turning out some spectacular stuff, from the astonishing Alice in Sunderland to the Grandville stuff to the award winning Dotter of her Father's Eyes. He's been around for forty years and is still producing work of the absolute highest quality.

    Nominating Chris Ware. He hasn't published a massive amount in the last ten years, but he's still one of the greatest artists the medium has ever seen, and it'd be weird to not have him at least mentioned.

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