Top 25 comic book artists


And now for no particular reason (other than I love lists) here is my TOP 25 Comic Artists of ALL TIME!!!*
Disclaimer :There was no long drawn-out process I went through, I feel this way now, I’m sure I can be convinced to change it through discussion..

25. Adam Hughes

Hughes, who had no formal training in art, began his career in 1987. His first comic book work was a pinup in Eagle #6, and it set the tone for the rest of his career. He is known as a ‘Good Girl’ artist (read ‘salacious’) and has done some interiors for books (most notably, Ghost- Dark Horse) but now does mostly covers.

24. Jim Starlin

James P. Starlin (born October 9, 1949)[1] is an American comics artist and writer. Beginning his career in the early 1970s, he is best known for space opera stories, for revamping the Marvel Comics characters Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock, and for creating or co-creating the Marvel characters Thanos, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, and Shang-Chi. Later, for DC Comics, he drew many of their iconic characters, including Darkseid and other characters from Jack Kirby’s Fourth World, and scripted the death of Jason Todd, the second Robin, during his run on Batman. For Epic Illustrated, he created his own character, Dreadstar.

from Dreadstar

23. Jim Steranko

Born November 5, 1938 is an American graphic artist, comic book writer/artist, comics historian, magician, publisher and film production illustrator.His most famous comic book work was with the 1960s superspy feature “Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in Marvel Comics’ Strange Tales and in the subsequent eponymous series. Steranko earned lasting acclaim for his innovations in sequential art during the Silver Age of Comic Books, particularly his infusion of surrealism, pop art, and graphic design into the medium. His work has been published in many countries and his influence on the field has remained strong since his comics heyday. He went on to create book covers, become a comics historian who published a pioneering two-volume history of the birth and early years of comic books, and to create conceptual art and character designs for films including Raiders of the Lost Ark and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

He was inducted into the comic-book industry’s Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2006.

22. George Perez

June 9, 1954 – May 6, 2022) was an American comic book artist and writer, who worked primarily as a penciller. He came to prominence in the 1970s penciling Fantastic Four and The Avengers for Marvel Comics. In the 1980s he penciled The New Teen Titans, which became one of DC Comics’ top-selling series. He penciled DC’s landmark limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths, followed by relaunching Wonder Woman as both writer and penciller for the rebooted series. In the meantime, he worked on other comics published by Marvel, DC, and other companies into the 2010s. He was known for his detailed and realistic rendering, and his facility with complex crowd scenes.

Perez created Luthor Power suit

21. Geof Darrow

Geofrey “Geof” Darrow (born October 21, 1955) is an American comic book artist, best known for his work on comic series Shaolin Cowboy, Hard Boiled and The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot, which was adapted into an animated television series of the same name, as well as his contributions to The Matrix series of films. Darrow’s approach to comics and art has been cited as an influence by a multitude of artists including Peter Chung, Frank Quitely, Seth Fisher, Eric Powell, Frank Cho, Juan José Ryp, James Stokoe, Chris Burnham, Aaron Kuder, Nick Pitarra, and others
The sheer amount of detai that goes into his work, is STAGGERING!!

NEXT: 20-16

Leave a Reply