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    Default Which Comic Book Artists Are The Best At Drawing Facial Expressions?

    Traditionally, many artists can only draw the default angry, plain, happy, sad, shocked expressions with none of the subtleties in-between.

    However, some artists excell in drawing facial expressions such as Will Eisner and Kevin Maguire.

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    Personally, I thought Kieron Dwyer was great at capturing Cap's anguish (IMHO):

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    I'm going to throw Jaime Hernandez's name in here.

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    EDIT Kevin Maguire already mentioned
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    What I like with David Cockrum is that the faces of his characters are always very animated, very lively… very far from these artists that prefer doing pretty but liveless faces…


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    Alan Davis deserves mention


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    Quote Originally Posted by ed2962 View Post
    Alan Davis deserves mention
    I agree… but all true comic artists should be able to do all kind of facial expressions…
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    I thought the late Mike Wieringo was great at that.

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    The ones I recollect the most are already mentioned: Maguire and Davis for Superheroes. There is Paul Smith too.

    Hernandez, a good one. I'd add Terry Moore to that for indy comics.
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    Cool

    Paul Smiths' Doctor Strange:



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    Neal Adam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Hunter View Post
    Traditionally, many artists can only draw the default angry, plain, happy, sad, shocked expressions with none of the subtleties in-between.

    However, some artists excell in drawing facial expressions such as Will Eisner and Kevin Maguire.
    You mean artists traditionally like--

    Charles Gustav Thorson?



    George Leonard Carlson?



    Carl Barks?

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    Chuck Jones?




    I tend to think the traditional artists were better at drawing facial expressions than nowadays’ artists:

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    Definitely, another personal favorite would be...

    Mike Zeck



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