Favourite comic book artist and writer?

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    Ron Smith for Judge Dredd (scripted by Wagner/Grant, of course...)

    Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons for Watchmen. Alan Moore and David Lloyd for V for Vendetta.

    80s and early 90s Frank Miller stuff, before the guy stopped being any damn good (and then became a rightwing mouthpiece, ugh.) Ronin, The Dark Knight Returns, Give me Liberty (with Gibbons as artist, again), etc.

    Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon - Preacher.

    Yukito Kishiro - Aqua Knight, and Battle Angel Alita.

    Katsuhiro Otomo - Domu, and Akira.

    Gaiman's a bit pretentious and overrated IMO. Some of his Sandman stuff is really good, and some of it is just...self-masterbatory.

    Kurt Busiek, Alex Ross - Marvels. Busiek, Anderson, Ross - Astro City.

    Alan Grant, Simon Bisley - The Last Czarnian.

    Pat Mills, Simon Bisley - The Horned God.

    Pat Mills, Kevin O'Neill - Nemesis the Warlock. :D (With Bryan Talbot also.)
     
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    Good lists, but some important omissions:

    Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz for Elektra Assassin.
    Pat Mills and Kevin O'Neill for Marshal Law.
    Bryan Talbot for Adventures of Luther Arkwright.
     
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    Just a few quick and incomplete mentions:

    Moebius, for...well, hm. So much of his stuff is impressive.
    Gotlib - His way of taking the "nonsense played straight" approach to new levels. And the masterfully stupid facial expressions and gestures of his characters.
     
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    Yea Moebius - amazing visuals. Only read one story though.

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    Jeff Smith, Bone, not read the complete series - might be coming to a cinema near you soon too.

    Kindly Ones by Gaiman and Marc Hempel had a bit of an effect on me - delving into the workings of the insane. Sure Gaiman has a bit of an ego but I loved the way the entire series tied itself together without any holes and all the clues as to how it would end within the first comic. That seemed pretty masterful to me.

    Problem with most comics from DC and Marvel is that the writers change too much and only write for that particular issue - a few are the exception e.g. Miller, Moore, David etc.

    I used to read many different indie comics at the time too - most of which I mistakenly gave away to a friend who then sold them on. D'oh!
     
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    Fables is incredible. The artist changes occasionally, IIRC, and the writer is Bill Willingham.
     
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    Hurrgg by the way... Latest Battle Angel Alita: Last Order no longer has translated sound effects, making it impossible for me to read. I find indecipherable kanji extremely distracting, so I will now never know how the series ends - although the quality has been declining for a long time now so maybe it's for the best.

    Also, publisher is no longer Viz comics, but some other brand I've never heard of before. What happened there, anyone know?
     
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    Bill Sienkiewicz
    Frank Miller
    Barry Windsor-Smith
    Jae Lee
    Chris Claermont - John Byrne
    Mark Texeira
     
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    Just carried home a heavy cardboard box containing another cardboard box containing the hardbound covers (and, pages of course) with The Absolute Batman and Robin: Batman Reborn in it.

    I haven't started reading it yet, but the book itself looks very, very pretty. Colors are rich, the print is very sharp, the paper quality is superb.

    This volume now graces my bookshelf alongside Absolute Sandman, volumes 1-5, Absolute Death, and Absolute Watchmen, V for Vendetta and Kingdom Come. If this shelf was to tip over, that stuff would just about clobber me to death it's so heavy. :razz:
     
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    Cerebus the Aardvark by Dave Sim. :)
     
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    Reading Before Watchmen, by various writers and artists, and they're extremely mixed bag so far. Minutemen was utter garbage. Seriously, wild monkeys banging on typewriters could have come up with a better script than that load of dripping tripe.

    Silk Spectre was better, script-wise, but had anachronisms aplenty, particularly in peoples' outfits, and simply felt off on a lot of levels. Tried Ozymandias, but was unable to get into it. Now I'm reading Comedian, and it is good so far (I'm only a little into the story so far), but it breaks with Watchmen continuity just a dozen or so pages into the story so I don't know how it can end well... :razz:

    Knew it was a bad idea to buy these (and you shouldn't encourage rampant cash-in commercialism), but I couldn't resist the nice hardbound covers. Blah.

    HELLBOY, though... DAMN. Now that's a comic worth reading. Collected the first three Library Editions so far, and it's been awesome. Read the first two storylines way way back, around 98-99 or so maybe and really liked them, but never got around to buying any of the stuff myself until now.
     
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    I like whoever make that Bakuman and Death note comic.
    Ogata something I think.

    I prefer Bakuman, that comic give inspiration and positive thing.

    Btw Randall with xkcd also good although I often don't get the meaning.

    So u still prefer oatmeal
     
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    Same guys with Dare Devil, its a piece of art.

    Moebius/Jodorowsky is another great pair.

    Cheers
     
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    Sergio Aragonés for Groo the Wanderer :)
     
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    I'm not really into reading comics, but I sure as hell love looking at them. I love Jeff Scott Campbell's art. So vivid, kinetic and sexy. Cannot wait for the delivery of my Sideshow Mary Jane Watson statue based on his pencils.
    Still, nothing comes close to good ol' Calvin & Hobbes as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    Heh, speaking of which... Took delivery of the 25 year anniversary softcover edition of the complete Calvin and Hobbes yesterday! ~7kg of high-quality, glossy printed paper volumes in a cardboard holding box. There's a nice foreword by Bill Watterson which tells a lot more of his early life in particular and how the strip came to be than I'd previously heard over the course of a quarter century, and it was still just a couple pages in total...which ought to say a lot about how damn private this man actually is! :lol:

    I mean, he goes from describing his miserable existance on his first job after college on one page, to being married on the next, with no intermediary explanation of how any of that came to be; meeting, dating and so on. It's like he drew her on paper, attached starter cables to the paper and a bigass tesla coil and shocked the drawing into existence, bride of frankenstein-style... :lol:
     
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    The man loses money head over fist for integrity's sake. Maybe that's foolish, however I think it's incredibly admirable.

    Speaking of admirable: here's a fan-made C&H dancing animation. Warms the heart to say the least.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWsmB4SjGJw
     
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    Neal Adams' work on the X-men in the 60s was fantastic, though I don't think you can really list a favorite without also listing when they're being inked really well. I liked most of Byrne's stuff when he was being inked by Wiacek, but when Byrne inked Byrne. . . ugh.

    John Romita;s Spidey in the 70s was really good too. But Adams' stuff is probably my childhood favorite.
     
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    Oh happy day! (Oh happy day!)

    Just carried home a nice hardcover fourth compilation of Valerian and Laureline, featuring a hefty four books - Métro Châtelet, Direction Cassiopeia; Brooklyn Station, Terminus Cosmos; The Ghosts of Inverloch and The Rage of Hypsis, complete with a new Swedish translation straight from the original French and additional background materials. I've collected the previous hardcover editions as well, because I never owned these as a kid, and not all albums were released over here anyway. This will eventually be rectified, as Cobolt Publishing will eventually release all the albums in the original order.

    Also in the same bag: a nice hardcover first compilation of Yoko Tsuno, featuring three iconic books - The Curious Trio; Vulcan's Forge, and The Three Suns of Vinea. Also with a new translation and additional background materials! Wow. Again, these are released by Cobolt, who is busy releasing more newly translated classic 60s, 70s and 80s comics, including the Smurfs, Spirou, Marsipulami, Blueberry and maybe others too.

    Also purchased: a nice hardcover coffee table-style book centering on the cultural and historical impact of the Commodore C64 in Sweden, and the gaming and demo scene surrounding this iconic computer. (Not a comic though. Just wanted to mention it, since it helped weigh down the plastic bag I was carrying, making the handle cut up my poor hands... (Not literally though, just figuatively.))
     
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    Stan Lee because he's the only one I can name
     
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