After the totally incredible response to our previous post 20 Screen Print Artists You Should All Know About, we have decided to give you guys another. This time we are showing you a fantastic list of comic book artists, in alphabetical order. Enjoy!
After collecting a few issues of Tomine’s Optic Nerve, I decided to check out his comic book Summer Blonde that is a collection of short yet haunting stories that depict loneliness and discontent with modern life. His minimalist style and dry humour usually focuses on dysfunctional relationships that are weirdly relatable.
Brawl in The Family
Matthew Taranto and Chris Seward created Brawl in the Family as a web comic about Nintendo game characters by the highlights of the online series is the Waluigi comics, he’s the weirdest and most useless Nintendo character, as he doesn’t have his own game and was created to be Wario’s multiplayer partner.
Charles Burns is an American cartoonist and illustrator. His comic Black Hole is an eerie isolating story that reveals how high school students deal with grotesque mutations that are spread through sexual contact.
Chester is a Canadian comic book artist, his book I Never Liked You published on Drawn & Quarterly, is a memoir that depicts the frustrations and agonies of his adolescence. The illustrative style is simple and the panel layout really emphasises the relevance of certain scenes and communicates the feelings of alienation and melancholy successfully to the reader.
Chris is a super awesome comic book artist. His book Building Stories is really impressive and really pushes what is expected from story telling with comics. The presentation is beautiful and collection of stories printed as different formats makes the book feel more like a box of treasures.
Daniel Clowes is one of the biggest names in comics, his most famous being Ghost World, which was later, adapted into a pretty successful film. I highly recommend David Boring and Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, both comics deliver paranoid journeys into the awkward lives of his self-deprecating characters.
Jack Teagle is a British illustrator, a simple yet very recognisable visual language. He’s had several short comics in the Nobrow magazine and has had several comics published on Nobrow press, such as Jeff Job Hunter and Fight! He’s also an awesome painter and makes pretty cool wrestling figures.
Jamie Coe is a British comic book artist that graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2012. I fell in love with his comic House of Freaks at the Central Saint Martins Graphic Design section of the degree show. We’ve seen snippets of his new comic Art Schooled and we’re pretty excited for its release next year by Nobrow Press.
Jeremy Tinder is an American illustrator and teacher. We stumbled across his comic Cry Yourself to Sleep is a small comic book store in Manchester and really loved the sad reality he created with his characters.
Joan Cornellá is a Spainish comic illustrator. His short comic strips are playfully morbid with short surreal narratives. His light-hearted illustration style conveys his dark sense of humour with awkward visual jokes that are equally hilarious as they are disturbing.
John K is the creator and animator of Ren & Stimpy, but he also made comic books that are equally as gross and silly. His Spumco comic books published by Marvel Comics depict the same illustrative style and visual language that translates nicely into comic book form.
Jon McNaught is a cartoonist and print maker based in Bristol, his book Dockwood published on Nobrow Press is a beautiful comic with sensitive and atmospheric illustrations that conveys a sincere narrative.
Megaskull contains serialised comics created and illustrated by Kyle Platts and published by Nobrow Press. The comic is super colourful and printed with florescent inks which really adds to his visual language and aesthetic. I really enjoy his character’s grotesque facial expressions.
Matt Furie’s Boy’s Club series is simple and crude. His stories focus on 4 characters and seem to be based around gross stoner vibes, the stories don’t go into any emotional depth and are short sequences but they’re incredibly hilarious.
Sammy Harkham is the creator of Kramers Ergot anthology, which boasts an impressive variety of narratives. His series Crickets are published by Drawn & Quarterly and are totally worth checking out this super talented guy.
Tom Edward’s Nine Tales is an A3 risograph printed book illustrating the mythology of feline gods and an ancient civilisation. The detailing of the charming illustrations and scale really make the book stand out.
Tony Millionaire is the creator of the Sock Monkey comic series that’s published on Dark Horse. The world he creates for his protagonist Sock Monkey toy is beautiful, weird and full of imaginative story telling.
Drawn & Quarterly published a series of Moomin comic strips created and drawn by Tove Jansson. The whimsical illustrated adventures from Moominvalley revolve around the Moomin family. They’re a collection of beautiful hardback books and it’s a must if you ever watched the TV show or read the Moomin books as a child.
William goldsmith is an illustrator based in Glasgow, I first saw his short comics in It’s Nice That magazine issue 6. His illustrations are charming and full of rich textures and impressively his final year project ended up being published Jonathan Cape as Vignettes of Ystov.
Zac Gorman appeals to my inner Nintendo nerd, his website Magical Game time has beautifully illustrated video game comics that are brought to live by being made into awesome GIFs.
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