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    Default The Scariest Artists in Comics

    What comic book artists are the most effective at evoking terror? These artists don't necessarily have to be horror artists, they just have to freak you out.

    For me personally:

    Tom Sutton
    Junji Ito
    John Hicklenton
    Simon Bisley
    Kevin O'Neill
    Jack Jackson
    S. Clay Wilson
    Steve Ditko
    90's Era Jae Lee
    Steve Bissette

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    I'll add Jacen Burrows and John Totleben to that pile.

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    How about...

    Greg Capullo


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    The master Bernie Wrightson stands on top of the mountain.

    Hellboy's Mike Mignola should be on many people's list.

    While I have no interest in things Steampunk, Keith Thompson has gotten my attention with his monster art design work in movies. https://www.tor.com/2009/10/12/the-a...eith-thompson/

    Ben Templesmith is a fantastic artist & probably needs extensive therapy.

    Tim Bradstreet is a favorite of mine & should be one of yours as well. Learn & Love about him here https://timbradstreet.typepad.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOLGO 13 View Post
    The master Bernie Wrightson stands on top of the mountain.
    The line of succession goes like this: Graham "Ghastly" Ingels --> Bernie Wrightston --> Michael Golden --> Kelley Jones

    Who comes next in the tradition I don't know. I imagine there's another artist that followed the influence of those guys. Ingels also must have been influenced by earlier horror artists--maybe the old penny dreadfuls and such like.
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    Alfredo Alcala did some good horror artwork .

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    Johnny Craig



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    I don't know if it's because they have odd/unique styles, but Bill Sienkiewicz and Richard Corben jump to mind for me. Of course, Corben has done a lot of horror.

    Sienkiewicz:

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    Corben:

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    Probably not as freaky as Tom Sutton, but I've always liked the Mike Ploog version of...

    Man-Thing

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    There's also Frank Frazetta, who gained fame for his covers of Creepy & Eerie magazine.




    This is a cool tribute he did to classic horror films


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    When it comes to moody, dark atmosphere, let's not omit the artist who drew the best long running horror comic ever.
    Gene Colan on Tomb of Dracula.


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    OMG! Totally agree! Even though the '91 sequel wasn't well-received, Colan still provided inspiring artwork (IMHO):

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    For me, Totleben. He has an imagination that plays very well with the subconscious.





    Otherwise, I find most “horror artists” more nauseating than horrific… For me, the horror is in the story.

    After all, horrible stories happen in bright and sunny California… according to TV shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOLGO 13 View Post
    The master Bernie Wrightson stands on top of the mountain.
    OMG! Totally agree! Wrightson's Deke Wainscroft was nightmare-inducing (IMHO):


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    Don't forget Tim Vigil

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