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    Default Name Your Top 5 Favorite Artists

    Please take a moment to share your personal top 5 list of your all-time favorite comic book artists.

    My fandom began in the early 80s when I was an elementary-age child barely old enough to read the comics I was getting, and from then up until about a year ago the art was always a distant second to me when prioritizing what I enjoyed about the medium. As long as I didn't find the art hideous, I didn't put much emphasis on it. Now I find myself paying much closer attention to art teams and even buying books solely because I was a fan of the artist. That being said, here's my top 5, in no particular order (and ~2 of these spots fluctuate occasionally):

    1. Stefano Caselli
    2. David Marquez
    3. Alex Maleev
    4. Stjepan Sejic
    5. Mikel Janin

    Phil Noto is currently flirting with a spot as he's someone who has really grown on me recently, and CAFU has done amazing on Iron Man (a book with fantastic coloring as well) so I need to check out more of his work asap.

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    I'm old school so...

    Jack Kirby
    Steve Ditko
    John Byrne
    John Romita
    Jim Lee

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    For modern-day artists, Olivier Coipel tops the list...







    If we're going old-school, then Ed McGuinness is one of my favorites...


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    Declan Shalvey is on the list for modern-day artists...







    Another old-school favorite, George Perez (RIP)


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    If we’re going old school, Ditko and John Buscema steal it for me.
    While I love Kirby, he was better at creating something vast and spectacular. Buscema on the other hand was great at giving Characters a sympathetic edge. Just look at each of them draw Silver Surfer, Kirby is more mosterous, giving us an out of world character while Buscema was able to make him feel more human.

    For modern artists, it’s folks like Stegman, Reis and Bagley. In fact Bagley is my Spider-man. Ultimate Spider-man still looks just as crisp and fresh to this day.

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    Five definites may not ever be possible for me, but these five are very high on my list.

    Barry Windsor-Smith for his ability to combine delicate detail with incredible power and fantasy.
    Howard Chaykin for his innovative layouts.
    Joe Sinnott for his fantastic run on FF.
    Jaime Hernandez for his talent at using a minimum of lines to bring forth such expression.
    Kevin Maguire for his fun facial expressions on JLI
    Iíll don the mask and wear the cape
    If I am super, how can I wait?

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    Some more favorites would be the Kubert Family:

    Adam Kubert





    Andy Kubert





    Joe Kubert


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    Francis Manapul would be another favorite among modern-day artists...







    For old-school, the artwork of Jim Steranko is legendarily classic (IMHO):
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    My top 5

    1. Will Eisner
    2. Joe Kubert
    3. Moebius
    4. Alex Toth
    5. Darwyn Cooke

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    Goran Parlov is another favorite among modern-day artists...







    For old-school, Alan Davis is truly incomparable (IMHO):


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    Top Five All-Time Favorite Artists

    What a hard choice! It hurts to limit all the great talent I've enjoyed over the years. Oh boy!

    Not in any particular order.

    Clay Mann, Olivier Coipel, David Marquez, Stephanie Hans, and David Finch.


    There are at least ten to fifteen more names I want to put down. They all deserve recognition!

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    Kenneth Rocafort is another favorite among modern-day artists...







    For old-school, Carlos Pacheco will always have a place among the comic book legends...


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    1. Curt Swan
    2. Dick Sprang
    3. Jack Kirby
    4. John Byrne
    5. George Perez

    One of my favorite Curt Swan pages...

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    Cool stuff! My top 5 for the mix:

    1. Erik Larsen

    2. Carlos Ezquerra

    3. Ryan Ottley

    4. Eiichiro Oda

    5. Colin MacNeil

    Honorable mentions: Amanda Conner, Simon Bisley, Rumiko Takahashi, Michael Turner, Dave Cockrum.


    Erik has been delivering the goods forever, Savage Dragon, my fav comics. Carlos I'd say is my fav visual storyteller too, insanely good. Co-created Judge Dredd too. Ryan is my fav of these as far as just prettiest to look at, love his style, and a great storyteller too.

    Oda packs a whole lot into those One Piece pages, he's a treasure (pun intended). Colin MacNeil is for me the most jaw-dropping art for Judge Dredd, and he's been doing great work on it this year no less, with my fav writer John Wagner. So cool! Comics rule.

    Here's some Carlos and Erik:

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    1. Jack Kirby
    2. Gene Colan
    3. Alan Davis
    4. John Buscema
    5. Walt Simonson

    Honourable mentions to Jim Aparo, Mike Mignola, Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, Bill Sienkiewicz, Gil Kane, Denys Cowan, John Byrne, George Perez, Jim Starlin, Neal Adams, Carlos Pacheco, Paul Smith, John Romita Jr., Frank Miller, Kelly Jones and probably dozens more that I'm forgetting.

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