Illustrator Reacts to Good and Bad Comic Book Art 4

Illustrator Reacts to Good and Bad Comic Book Art 4


Watching him work is both incredibly
mesmerizing… but also a bit infuriating at the same time. He’s such an incredible
artist, but all of his female characters have the exact same face. Stjepan Sejic,
Stjepan… Sejic, okay I think I got it. If you’ve never seen an episode of
‘Illustrator reacts to good and bad comic art’ I’ll leave a link to the playlist in
the description, but basically my name is Christian Pierson, I’ve been a
professional illustrator and animator for about seven years now, and basically,
in this series, I look at some art work from some top-tier industry
professionals and I talk about their process and break down what’s going
right in some of their best art and occasionally what’s going not so right
in some of their less-than-stellar work. Though, admittedly, even when I look at
some of the less than stellar stuff I’m usually defending the artists and what
they’ve done in the piece because these are all artists that are doing thousands
of drawings a year and you can’t do that without doing the occasional dud cover
or panel… unless maybe you’re this first artist who seems to do absolutely
nothing wrong ever somehow. When I look at anything Kim Jung Gi has done, the
first thing to come to my mind is just the term ‘chaotic masterpiece.’ It’s like
every single section you zoom into there’s some new event happening that
you didn’t see earlier. I love how he separated the background buildings by
doing them in a lighter washed ink and then in the foreground slash I guess
middle distance we’ve got these two characters in the middle about to clash
and you can really feel that the two sides of this battle are just about to
collide. And this piece specifically admittedly wasn’t actually comic book
work he did, it was a collaboration he did with Blizzard for World of Warcraft
but he has done lots of work for Marvel and DC and pretty much any company that
has anything to do with art wants Kim Jung Gi doing stuff for them because
he’s just such a mind-blowing artist. And a large part of that is his process
because he doesn’t do any rough drawings or construction lines. Most artists when
they’re working and starting out with a piece
they’ll start with some rougher shapes to kind of block out the pose of the
character and the composition of the image so they can decide okay I like the
layout of this image and then they’ll start building the details on top maybe
erase things out a little bit but Kim Jung Gi just starts right into inking. He
just puts pen to paper and starts and he’s using inks right off the bat so he
can’t erase anything and while he’ll sometimes say ‘oh I made a mistake here
or here’ almost nothing in his work ever actually looks like a mistake. And he’s
making these images that are so epic and huge and have so many characters and he
doesn’t have to do any layout work to start he just jumps into it. As an
illustrator myself watching him work is both incredibly mesmerizing but also a
bit infuriating at the same time because a lot of the time the appeal of watching
other artists work is you can see their process you can kind of see what they’re
thinking and learn from it, but with Kim Jung Gi, I can’t really learn that much
from watching him work because I have no idea what he’s thinking. It’s like he’s
some kind of crazy art printing machine. If there is an art god it’s probably Kim
Jun Gi. It’s so exaggerated and aggressive looking. Everything in Joe Madureira’s work
will be pushed to its limits. If you’ve got a character like Venom or the Hulk
who’s supposed to be big he’ll, make them huge. If you’ve got a character that’s
supposed to be buff and bulky he’ll make them as shredded and muscular as he can.
His style of anatomy is just it’s so cool-looking. Subjective, I know, I’m sorry,
but another thing that I really love about his work is how he’ll frame things
in his images. Even in this piece, Black Panther is framed inside Venom’s body.
Also mad props to the colourist on this piece Christian Lichtner for managing to
make a character that is predominantly all black stand
out against another character that is pretty generally drawn all black
themselves. He made him a bit more blue and used that sort of red lighting
around Black Panther to help him pop out. looking at Joe Madureira’s work on
Avenging Spider-man; he’ll use a monster’s mouth to frame characters or a
shockwave or even the ring of dying seagulls. And then also, a lot of his work
will have kind of a section of chaos, chaos, chaos… and then the main focus of
the image will be framed by a section of just textured background or kind of just
nothing. He’s really good at getting you to focus on the things that he wants you
to focus on which is an easy thing to overlook in his work because a lot of
the time when I’m even looking at his work I’m just going, “Oh, the way you do
anatomy is so cool!’ and Joe Madureira doesn’t actually do that much comic-book
work anymore, if at all, he’s actually moved on to working predominantly in
video games. He did a bunch of work on designs for the video game Darksiders
and a lot of his work on that’s really cool looking. And, more recently, he
actually co-created a video game called Battle Chasers based off an old, original
comic of his from I think the 90s. And I I mean, I would love if he came back to
working in comics, but a lot of the stuff he’s doing in video games is really
awesome looking, I recommend checking it out. Stjepan Sejic, Stjepan Sejic ( Pronounced: Styapun Shayitch) okay I think I got it. I never had to say his name out loud
before and just from looking at the spelling I never would have figured out.
His style is so unique it almost looks like he’s a concept artist more so than
a comic book artist. The things about his work that I personally think stand out
the most are how he uses texture, the way he does expressions and how he draws his
female characters. That’s something I really like about his work. A lot of
comic book artists will lean more into the sexuality of the female characters
instead of making them look like superheroes who are ready for a fight
and step … sorry Stjepan Sejic absolutely dress
female characters as if they mean business. They’re ready for a scrap. But
what was really cool about his work is, I actually like looking at a lot of his
rough work more so than his finished stuff. A lot of his tests are where he’s
just warming up that he’s posted online it’s just all so cool looking. He
has such a unique way of doing his rough drawings that I think is just really
nice. The thing that caught me most about this one is this creature in the
background the detailing and the sort of moist texture on its teeth and
lips and that in contrast to the texture of Aquaman scales and Aquaman’s facial
hair. I think this image really does a good job showing off how Stjepan Sejic
does textures. I have so much respect for this Spider-man art.
Todd McFarlane has influenced the way that Spiderman looks and moves more than
anyone, besides obviously Stan Lee and Steve Ditko who created him in the 60s.
But when Todd McFarlane took on Spider-man in 1988 he totally changed
the dynamism of Spider-man’s poses. Before that, this is kind of how
Spider-man was drawn. He still moved in a pretty dynamic, interesting way because
web-swinging is different from how any other comic character moves, but Todd
McFarlane took the idea that Spider-man’s bones are supposed to be
more elastic he and he’s supposed to be very flexible and he just pushed it to
its limits. He made Spider-man bend and twist in
impossible ways but it works so well for a character like Spider-man because he’s
supposed to be able to move in impossible ways. And he also did other
things like he changed how Spider-man’s webbing looked, both in terms of the
webbing on the suit and the webbing that Spiderman shoot. The webbing that he
shoots became very crazy and spaghetti gangly and I that’s one of the parts of
his art that I love the most. And then in terms of the webbing on the suit he made
it much more detailed and… just a lot more webbing. My personal taste… I don’t
love how MacFarlane draws Spider-man just because I personally like slightly
cartoony art and when more detailing is done in the colouring stage than in the
inking and McFarlane’s Spider-man work is very Ink heavy, but again that’s
purely personal taste, not a comment on the quality because I am so happy with
what McFarlane did for Spider-man in the 80s. And for anyone that doesn’t know
Todd McFarlane’s work, he’s done a lot of other big stuff in comics. He co-created
venom and he created Spawn who’s arguably the most famous Image Comics
character. He doesn’t do that much comic book art anymore. Now-a-days, he’s actually
in the process right now of directing a Spawn movie. There was one in the 90s that
personally I haven’t seen I’ve heard mixed things about it, but it’s cool that the
actual creator of the character is going to be directing the movie. Although I
don’t think he’s ever directed a movie before so who knows how that could go.
Also Todd McFarlane Canadian-born. Alright, the next artist we’re gonna talk
about… it’s gonna be a little bit weirder because this is an artist that I
personally really, really love, but I’m going to talk specifically about a
problem with their work. And it’s something that a lot of artists, even
big-name professionals, can struggle with and that’s a thing called ‘Same Face.’ J Scott Campbell has so much incredible
artwork. I personally love so many of his covers and there are so many things to
praise about his work. But one thing that’s very easy to spot when looking at
any of his covers with multiple female characters is that they all have the
exact same face. And this Mighty Avengers cover is a good example because besides
the hair and the color of the skin all of the characters have the same face
just looking in a different direction. They all have the sort of ski slope nose,
same head shape, same sort of lips and mouth, same sort of teeth even their eyes
all are a bit bigger and have that kind of black eyeliner on them. And he’s
actually managed to make it sort of his brand a lot of people love how he draws
his female characters. I mean, it is very visually appealing. it’s almost like he’s
drawing his own original character in the cosplay of other famous comic book
characters and people love it and they want to see it, but he also doesn’t do
very much interior comic-book work anymore.
Most of the stuff he does is things like variant covers and posters. A lot of
aspiring comic book artists and illustrators will try replicating the
work of artists that they really love and a lot of people including myself
love J Scott Campbell’s work, but aspiring artists shouldn’t take the
lesson away from his work that it’s okay to draw all of your characters with the
same face and same body shape because, especially if you’re looking to do
interiors, that is going to be very confusing from a storytelling standpoint.
Especially when you cut to a close-up of a character it’ll likely be very
difficult for your audience to tell who’s who if all your characters have
the same face. But I can’t talk about J Scott Campbell and not go over one of my
favourite covers of his, which was pretty recent. It was a variant cover he did for
the 300th issue of Spawn. This is another one where I love the use of framing in
it because, not only is the stonework and the stained glass window framing Spawn
and bringing us down to him, but even his cape; that crazy red swirling cape that
Spawn always has, is being used and sort of doing that toilet bowl effect that I
mentioned and twirling us in down towards the main focus the main
character it’s just so cool-looking. So, again, I want to make sure to
emphasize I think J Scott Campbell is an incredible artist,
but just because drawing the same face and same body shape over and over and
over again has worked out for him does not mean it’s gonna work out for you. Now
I realize there’s not really much quote unquote “bad comic art” in this episode so
to make sure I’m not lying him title and people get their fix, here’s a really
weird drawing of Ms. Marvel that J Scott Campbell did a while back for an
Avengers vs. X-men cover that I’ve always found it a bit odd looking and out of
character for him. Ms Marvel’s got kind of a weirdly long neck and her chin
and jaw are doing something a little bit weird and her body is a little bit more
twisted then he’ll usually do. But what can you say, even the best will do some weird
images now and then. Let’s go back to talking about some really great stuff. This art is just so soothing and calming
to look at. The way he does landscapes and environments is just gorgeous.
It’s very easy for a lot of comic artists to get hung up specifically on
how they draw characters and not work that much on environment so when I see
an artist that’s just this fantastic at rendering out landscapes it’s just so
impressive to see. Now I’m not super familiar with Takehiko Inoue’s work.
I haven’t read Vagabond before but I’ve been recommended it by so many people
and I get it now. It’s so detailed and it’s got this realism to it that is just
so much more impressive when you think about the fact that he’s using just inks
and I watched this interview where he was talking about how he really likes
using a brush pen because he likes how unpredictable it can be which is just
crazy to think about because looking at all of this it all looks so deliberate.
This image specifically I love because
it’s so detailed and there’s crashing water against these rocks that all have
lots of texture to them going up to a character that’s pretty detailed himself
but surrounded by just blank white. And he feels so serene in in an image that
has so much detail and busyness below it but that character just sitting on his
own with all the calm space around him… I, to be honest before I started recording
I just sat here staring at this one. It almost feels like meditating looking at
a lot of his work and from what I’ve looked at there’s a lot of really
fantastic looking battle sequences in this series but I was just so drawn to
these calm beautiful landscape and environment shots. I remember the first
time I saw Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth’s art. It was in the story
‘The Wake’ which was written by Scott Snyder (not Zack Snyder) and is fantastic both for the
writing and the art and I just fell in love with it so much. It was the first
super stylized art that I really fell in love with in comics. And these two paired
together… their skills and style complement each other so perfectly.
They’re one of the best pairings I’ve seen in the comic book industry. Sean
Murphy’s art is very streaky and has textured inks and his characters are
very angular and Matt Hollingsworth’s colors are have this watercolor
texture to them and they’re… a lot of the time they’re very desaturated and using a limited color range. But then other times he’ll just go full blown vibrant and
somehow it just always works with Murphy’s art. They’re just so in sync
artistically. They’re currently working on a sequel to Batman White Knight and they
worked on a series that Mark Miller wrote called Chrononauts, which I hadn’t
actually heard of before this, but I’m gonna have to go read it now. But, anyway,
something I’ve noticed specifically about Sean Murphy’s art, that I just noticed
while I was looking at stuff for this video, is he really likes these big
pillars of black in his image and he likes his work to be
very vertical. Like your eye is going down through the image and I
specifically love that in this art of Gordon which you can see the colors…
there’s just this really vibrant dark red to it and I love that
Hollingsworth’s done this this colored streak of smoke cutting through the
black so it’s not too plain there’s some extra texture to it. And then you’ll see,
I assume this was Sean Murphy, around the bat-signal
there’s a texture in this ink that’s supposed to be like I guess a bit of a
cloud or something, that looks like he just pressed his thumb or fingerprint
into it. And that’s just such a cool weird thing
to see an art like this. These two really are just a stylistic dynamic duo. If you
want a place to jump in on their work I highly recommend ‘The Wake.’ I’ve loved a
lot of their stuff, but that one, the story, the art… fantastic! All right
everybody that’s all for this episode, I’m really sorry I haven’t talked about
Junji Ito or Frank Miller yet, both of those artists are very fascinating
individuals and I want to do more research on them before I actually talk
about them, but anyway, if you’ve got more artists you’d like to recommend please
leave them in the comments. If you haven’t seen the other episodes go back
and check those out. These are so much fun for me to make I put one I would
every two weeks and be sure to check out a whole bunch of my other art,
illustration, tutorial, animation videos, all that kind of fun stuff. And besides
that thank you all so much for watching I’m Christian Pearson this is PopCross
Studios; home of the nerdiest art videos on YouTube and I will see you all on the
next one. Videos on Saturdays and Monday’s by the way, okay everybody good
bye!

100 Comments

  • PopCross Studios says:

    Whole playlist is right here if you wanna watch (or re-watch 😝) all the past episodes the link is right here!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLItBjti8LwWFWSh4YKVeXaM9550Ktkov6

  • Isaac Meredith says:

    of course you would open up with kim jun gi

  • The Once and Future Nerd says:

    Some artists I'd recommend for future episodes:
    Chris Samnee
    Adam Hughes
    Olivier Coipel
    Russell Dauterman
    Kris Anka
    Matt Wilson (technically a colorist, but so good)

  • Rasmus Krogh-Jensen says:

    Akira Toriyama would be cool to see

  • Smuggy 177013 says:

    I recommend doing Alex Maleev for the next episode, his work on daredevil is just amazing

  • Spencer B says:

    Eiichiro Oda, please!

  • Nishant Thelakkat says:

    Olivier Coipel (Unworthy Thor, Spiderverse, House of M, Magic Order), Sara Pichelli (Spiderman, Guardians of the Galaxy), Matteo Scalera (Black Science), Pepe Larraz (Kanan: the Last Padawan, Avengers, Extermination, House of X) and Stuart Immonen (Russian Olive to Red King, Empress, All new Xmen, Amazing Spiderman, Superman: Secret Identity)

  • B_A_ Entertainment says:

    J Scott Campbell is great but you’re right his females all look the same. Think it’s because he draws his wife.

  • Coral Ree says:

    Next episode I would like you to check out one of my personal favorite artist Thony Silas (worked on Batman Beyond and Agent Venom a couple of times) and his incredibly angular style.

  • Baleandor says:

    Same face isn't a struggle. It's style and art direction.

  • Sean McEuen says:

    I love Murphy. He’s my second favorite artist.
    First place is taken by Capullo.

  • victor carvajal says:

    actually Takehiko Inoue does not draw environments, but just characters

  • Drumstoke says:

    FINALLY DID MURPHY THANK YOU

  • Nathan Tostes says:

    Yusuke Murata pls

  • Sebastian Orduz O says:

    Can you try IDW/Hasbro artists next episode?

  • Cooper Hamlin says:

    In the next of the reacts videos can you pick Cassandra Cain batgirl art has one of the ones you react too please

  • Azen Frany says:

    Sould check out Greg Smallwood next episode

  • izukuboy says:

    Takehiko inoue doesn't do backgrounds for the manga but it doesn't take anything away from the quality of his works

  • Ry4n44 says:

    I love your videos you inspired me to draw more and the picture I submitted for the community redraw was not that good, but now a week later I am getting better and have started drawing different poses. Thanks so much

  • Long Luong says:

    Fun Fact: Stjepan Šejić wrote a NYT's top-selling humour-erotic comic about BDSM culture, called Sunstone.
    Never saw his superhero work till now but the expressions are so iconic they are immediately recognizable.

  • paranoidkiwie says:

    I was sad you didn't mention how ridiculous MJ's pose looks on the cover at 10:54. But otherwise great video as usual!

  • Zboy 115 says:

    The McFarlane style of Spider-Man is dope as heck

  • Mason Sommers says:

    Awesome series, man!

  • Dauragon C. Mikado says:

    I would sugest covering Don Rosa, as a kid and to this day, still is amazing, balancing detail, with expression, comedy, background. Just amazing.

  • Воронья Голова says:

    Maybe you'd like to see Toboso Yana. Her clothing designs are incredible and I also really like the way she draws battle scenes and backgrounds

  • John Arken says:

    You're killing it with this series! Good work!

  • Madison Taylor says:

    I put alot of work into my backgrounds, probably because of all the horror gmes i played as a kid, atmosphere is everything to me in images. But Takehiko Inoue just blew me away. my jaw hit the floor.

  • Carrie Thomas says:

    I love watching these videos
    Could you do good and bad art from the IDW Transformers run. The first phase has some of the "bad art", while phase 2 is my favorite in terms of art and story. But, most importantly, I hope you react to Sarah Stone's art in the Till All Are One series, part of phase 2!

  • 禅Srijon says:

    nice video man

  • Evan Alworth says:

    Thank you Christian for a great video to perk up an otherwise awful day!

  • Greg Snider says:

    ARTHUR ADAMS!!!!!!!

  • Trafle Drakel says:

    I hate when characters have same face. I love when their faces are so consistent throwout comics (and even different artists) that you recognize the character even in civilian clothes, like Clark Kent for example. His face is always the same. This should be done with all comic characters.

  • Woesty420 says:

    Todd McFarlane, forever my favorite artist. I have almost every Spawn to date! I Have every Spawn 300 cover, they are all sooo amazing and I agree with ya on J Scott Campbell's. That cover was top notch!

  • Abby Patrick says:

    You should check out David Aja's work on Seed's and Hawkeye: my life as a weapon. Not only is his stuff just artistically amazing, but the way he panels his work adds a whole other layer

  • Fernando Yanmar says:

    Back when i was 8noob in the Internet i was a member of this mangaka group and out of the blue this guy appeared. If theres a guy that could be considered the manga Todd MacFarlane it was this guy. He was never satisfied with anything and wouldn't call it a day until there wasn't a single speck of white left in the paper. He put so many details in his work that it was almost like "artistic flatulence".

  • Ratchetcomand says:

    Make sure to check out Go Nagai in the next episode please.

  • tildeissobieberlike says:

    What j scott campbell does (and other artists) shouldnt be acceptable at all to the public. Sexualising characters in cases were it doesn’t do anything to improve the characters backstory or personality is just so wrong, disgusting and mortifying unless it’s for porn. Then I could see it as okay.
    Campbell lives in a world tho were he doesn’t draw people with character or people at all when it comes to women, he draws wank material, he draws his dream sex toy which is a woman who doesn’t have any personality and kinda thinks she is dominant and strong but she kinda knows that she isn’t, and is just a submissive sex object doing sexy poses.

    Before I continue,
    I get the vibe that you don’t find these okay either, you always seem so uncomfortable and awkward when you talk about sexist art. But maybe that’s just because you don’t know what to say about sexism as a man. I think you’re doing a great job even recognising the problem but I don’t think anyone would mind you stomping your foot a little more <3
    Anyway back to it.

    The way women are depicted in comics (when they are sexualised) is the caricature for sexism. It’s just as wrong as when people draw racist caricatures. (Then we have caricatures that’s racist and sexist at the same time, those are definitely worse)
    I don’t understand how you can get a job or get a job to do a cover with women on it at all when you only draw same face sexualised caricatures of women? Especially when there is a lot of male and female artists out there that doesn’t draw a brain dead fleshlight when they draw women. The reaction from the people hiring you and from the public (if some idiot still hired you) should be stuff like “what you are doing is porn and this comic wasn’t meant to be porn”, “we want to see personality in these characters, right now all you are doing is drawing three different women in the exact same way except for their hair color which makes them lose their humanity and personality. You are obviously not good enough for the job and are now fucking fired” and “*insert name* is so clearly sexist in the way he draws women why didn’t insert company notice this? These are fucking horrendous caricatures”

    I don’t think you disagree with this Popcross but I just wanted to say that I really hope you realise even a little bit how horrible, disgusting and heartbreaking it is to look at the cover with the five ladies, then see that artwork you showed of Spider-Man that Campbell made and then go back to the cover with the five ladies (and his other work depicting women) when you are living in the reality of not getting taken seriously and always gets objectified (and you have gotten raped, bullied, abused and seen your mom and friends go through the same thing because of this social climate).
    One of the covers depicts a person who is serious about their work helping others, saving the world. It depicts a character the illustrator and colorist (and company) cares about and have respect for, and you can see that in the work that went into it. You can see that someone was excited to make it and composition the whole piece.
    The other one depict 5 women that hasn’t been given any love and respect. They look like minimum wage workers that’s supposed to stand and promote marvel and are forced by their boss who is a pervy 30-60 year old man to wear skimpy clothing that rides up their butt. But no one has told them anything about how to do their work, pose, look like a real superhero and be confident in themselves while they do it (and they are 500% worse at this than cosplayers) so they don’t look strong, they don’t look like their character personality wise because no personality is shining out at all. And they don’t give a fuck if they are bad at it because minimum wage, bitch.
    But these are not minimum wage women who are forced to be sexual in one way or another in every job they find. These are characters made by a guy who is showing that he has so much internal sexism going on that he can’t make his female characters human non sex toys that don’t look the same. And he’s showing that he doesn’t care by not investing any time at all at becoming better, instead he thrives on the fact that he is such a good artist (when his sexism doesn’t come and make him do offensive caricatures) that people will defend his sexist art and say that his same faces are okey and an “intentional cool twist” that makes him stand out. Surprise bitch, it’s only sexism.

    When I saw that cover with Mary Jane in the video (a picture I’ve seen before but decided to forget) I felt so disgusted that I wanted to puke. I don’t know how to explain to people with a lack of knowledge about sexism how bad that picture is (not your fault, the world is great at normalising sexism, aka racist caricature = not okay, sexist caricature = FUCK YEAH OKAY). … All I can think is that that picture is so sexist that it basically represents the 5 separate times I’ve been raped haha

    (I btw know that Campbell has toned it down a bit but it’s not nearly enough, he only took one long step in a race that’s a mile and pretends he got exhausted so he doesn’t have to do the rest)

    Well on to a lighter note. Everyone in the video is so talented (even J Sexist Campbell) and I’m happy to see such work. My visual stimuli is very happy <3 but keep up your work and videos I love watching them and you seem like a really sympathetic nice guy with a lot of spirit and passion <3

  • Just another geek says:

    I love these videos their so educational and yet so much fun!!!!!!!!keep up the great work man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😄😄😄😄😄😄😄

  • AdderTude says:

    Could you react to Ivan Reis' work next episode?

    Sejic also did creature detailing in his dark horror-comedy series Death Vigil.

  • Henry Fedonchik says:

    how are you not bigger, lol. This series is great

  • Dick Long says:

    Thanks for bringing his name, because I am a huge fan of nebeziel!!!

  • slashgear29 says:

    As someone who's not an artist but highly fascinated with artists works, your explanation is just amazing to listen to.

    For the next episode, I'd recommend you to talk about JH Williams III and (a lil bit back to how I started loving comics) Akira Toriyama. Or if you want another manga artist with highly detailed work, try Inio Asano

  • Chris Siqueira says:

    Takehiko Inoue does not draw the backgrounds, just the characters. The background it's the job of assistants. It's pretty common in manga industry.

  • Just another geek says:

    Could you please try looking into Transformers IDW art next time because it also has alot of talented artists working on it.😊

  • Just another geek says:

    Could you please try looking into Transformers IDW art next time because it also has alot of talented artists working on it.😊

  • Just another geek says:

    Could you please try looking into Transformers IDW art next time because it also has alot of talented artists working on it.😊

  • Just another geek says:

    Could you please try looking into Transformers IDW art next time because it also has alot of talented artists working on it.😊

  • Rivoltz says:

    Please, check out Simone Bianchi for one of your next videos

  • NARK says:

    You need to look at tank girl

  • awashb1989 says:

    Check out the art in Metabarons!

  • Barry David says:

    Keep on going with this “series” ❤️

  • Philip Samson says:

    look at tokyo ghoul's artwork

  • Eduardo Santos says:

    Please react to Edu Pansica watercolors and Marcio Takara pin ups !!! I love this series, keep up the good work!!!!

  • william curry says:

    If you have the chance I would like to recommend Stan Sakai, the creator of Usagi Yojimbo, Frank Cho, creator of Liberty Meadows, and Jeff Smith, creator of Bone.

    I don’t know if you like funny animal artists, but Carl Barks and Don Rosa are the two definitive Duck artists for Disney comics imo.

  • Zack Hattling says:

    Loving this series, man. Keep it up. Since I'm a big manga guy, and I love hearing you talk about manga here, here are some more manga artists I think you should definitely check out. Either just because there stuff looks incredible or because things they do could be interesting to talk about:

    – Makoto Yukimura : (Vinland Saga) <- the quality of the art increases dramatically over the course of the series

    – Takeshi Obata: (Death Note, Bakuman, All You Need Is Kill, Platinum End) <- those last 2 are his most impressive outings

    – Naoki Urasawa: (Monster, 20th Century Boys)

    – Kohta Hirano: (Hellsing, Drifters)

    – Hiroya Oku: (Gantz, Inuyashiki)

    – Akira Toriyama: (Dragon Ball) <- particularly impressive is his panel layout and page flow

    – Boichi: (Sun Ken Rock, Dr. Stone)

    – Shinichi Sakamoto: (Innocent, The Climber)

    Also, feel free to revisit Kentaro Miura and Yusuke Murata, there is plenty more to see from those guys and plenty more to be said. Murata in particular has a lot of mind-blowing Spider-Man art you could look at, and he also excels at group shots for like posters and covers and such (just look up "yusuke murata shonen jump" to see some of what I mean).

  • Krin says:

    What you said about Stjepan concept art I feel the same, also Kris Anka too. He has such a polygonal style that I love. Great series, keep it up!

  • Something Depressing says:

    I really like how how madura makes characters like spider-man really lanky in contrast to venom or a big monster it really stands out

  • Patriotic Cat says:

    I love seeing work by stjepan Sejic because I love the facial expressions so much. Specially Dolphin, a mute, who had to comunícate with Aquaman with no words.

  • TiagoTiago says:

    10:02 Is that Wasp wearing Spider Woman's suit?

  • No Plain Sight says:

    This is a suggestion which would really fit the focus on body proportions in Western superhero stuff but through the super-exaggerated lens of manga and an author obsessed with depictions of strength: Keisuke Itagaki. His main work is Baki the Grappler. The bodies of characters are basically exaggerated to the point of becoming grotesque but played completely straight. It can also be amusing to see his depictions of real life people.

  • ziljin says:

    What's the art on the monitors in the background? Looks kind of like Marvel/DC but looks different.

  • Sheldon Martinez says:

    Todd Mcfarlane's spider-man is my favorite. I personally like his use of heavy ink. It make it's look kinda rough and unique instead of being clean. It reminds me of Barry Windsor-Smith art on wolverine weapon x run. Great video by the way.

  • Chemar Martin says:

    Check out David Mack if you didn't already

  • Thomas Swash says:

    Can u do animals as super heroes or superhero’s as animals

    Love the vids keep em up

  • Quinn Culhane says:

    Take a look at event leviathan number 4 it might have your new favorite Superman art.

  • djkjin88 says:

    Take a look at the Korean Manhwa/webtoon Solo Leveling by the artists Gi So-Ryeong and Jang Sung-Rak

  • Quinn Culhane says:

    13:45 takehiko inoue probably doesn’t draw his own backgrounds he probably only does the actual people he would leave the backgrounds to his assistants.

  • RPM BikeExtreme says:

    I agreed about j scott campbell art the avengers female character do look the same haha. I like his art too but i wanna see different face etc.

  • christphern says:

    The first pic, I’m honesty looking at it, and I see the bow in the middle, and I legit asked “Is that Sylvanas?” That moment when you realize you are too familiar with a game when you recognize a character by her weapon alone. lol

    Also, Mark Bagley is hands down my favorite Spider-man artist, so props to that. 🙂

  • Patrick Star says:

    I'm beginning to feel like a art God, art god

  • Keidi Asano says:

    I think, the scenarios of vagabond is athe assistant's works not takehiko's. I never see takehiko draw an actual scenario from his "solo" art.

  • TheCinema Artist says:

    I loveyour channel,chanel,lmao,youre my fav youtuber.i learn so much to improve my art,love ya.no homo though

  • Adam Wedderburn says:

    Would you look at Video Game concept art? Because Monster hunter and Final Fantasy have pretty awesome artwork.

  • GamerBear says:

    Fuck yeah, Joe Mad! Absolutely one of my all time favorites.

  • василий петрович says:

    For the third time: Tredd Moore

  • I like oatmeal says:

    9:42 Y A S

  • Joe's Caribbean Van says:

    i always liked Keith Giffen and Jae Lee's styles.

  • Rhymes With says:

    There’s another artist named Ueda Hajime that you should look into! His style looks so simple yet so tedious at the same time!

  • Gaston Genser says:

    PLS do Enrique "Quique" Alcatena next!!

  • Yancey Nitzsche says:

    Good even-handed analyses!
    You can draw a direct line from J. Scott Campbell and Joe Mad, and a more indirect line from Todd McFarlane – and Rob Liefeld for what that's worth – back to their mutual inspiration, Arthur Adams. His explosion on to the scene in the mid-80's pretty much overnight shook up the "house style" that comics art had settled into since the days of Romita Sr. and his peers/contemporaries. I'd love for you to give your two cents about Art's art. While he is my single favorite comics creator, I am prepared to hear critique if he doesn't impress you as much.

  • Nero says:

    im just here to preach about our lord and savior Stjepan Sejic, aka Shiniez, Nebezial. In 10 or so days his Harley Quinn comic will come out! also read Sunstone its amazing.

  • Lupita Hinojosa says:

    Love this! Would like if you showed more DC examples,, 😎 excellent video regardless

  • Tadpole Taxi says:

    Itegaki Keisuke's art in Baki the Grappler is definitely worth a look for his insane anatomy.

  • diamond brothers says:

    clay mann and tony daniels are at the top of their game right now, i highly recommend them

  • bahamut416 says:

    Is there any good medium to recommend specific artists/pieces of their work for you to consider talking about?

  • internallogic says:

    I've never heard of Stjepan Sejic before, but I think I'm already in love with their work.

  • X13ful says:

    Just one quick sidenote, Todd is cool but no one influenced the way that spider-man looks more than the master John Romita (and for longer). Todd created big eyed Spidey and spaguetti webs, that's all.

  • Psykel says:

    The old Spawn movie is awesome in a campy 90’s way!

  • ThatOneGuy says:

    C'mon mang, ya gotta do Jamie Hewlett

  • Matt Murdock says:

    You have to put in the good art olivier coipel, esad ribic ( on thor) and jim cheung

  • Hugh Jazz says:

    JOE MAD represents a style of art that I just can't like. Does that make me a had human being?

  • Conner Olmedo says:

    Please review Dexter Soy’s Red Hood and the Outlaws and Clay Mann’s Heroes in Crisis!

  • Ben Davis says:

    Yay! You did Stjepan Sejic! I would also recommend Hiroaki Samura's work on Blade of the Immortal, absolutely stunning

  • Imans Art says:

    At 9:33 when you said “About it” I asked myself “oh is he Canadian?🤔” then 10 seconds later you mentioned Canadian 😂😁 what a timing..

  • Vince Dapp says:

    Ahh, I've waited to see your take on Stjepan Sejic (you could see the work of his wife, Linda Sejic, too)
    I'd love to see you comment the work of Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson (on the Wicked + The Divine)

  • PKJ 214 says:

    Check out Vinland Saga

  • Rudi Dellama says:

    Yoji Shinkawa probably made some of the best artwork in games

  • Rapha Fucciolo says:

    Can you talk about some Brazilian artists like Rafael Albuquerque and Gabriel Bá? Also, I'd love to hear your thoughts about Paul Pope. Thanks and keep being awesome!

  • tommaso rezzano says:

    Hey, fantastic video as always, really love the format!
    TBH your whole channel as been hugely helpful to me to improve my (still pretty subpar) skills as an artist, thank you so much!
    If you haven't checked it out yet, I'd like to suggest you ghurihiru's work (especially in the later issues of "the unbelievable gwenpool") I really love the cartoony style of their artwork (if I recall correctly they also worked on some disney and pixar's film comicbook adaptation) and their creative use of panels (especially in the aforementionedgwenpool issues), Alessandro Barbucci's artwork could also be interesting to look at (he is an italian comicbook artist with a really peculiar style).
    Thanks again and sorry for my not-so-great english (it isn't my first language and ATM i'm very tired)!

  • DLAlucard says:

    Well glad to hear you'll be doing dear demented Junji Ito. He was another I was going to suggest before, but I still want you to enjoy the beautiful grotesquery of the human form portrayed in Keisuke Itagaki's work Baki the Grappler. If you want to see forceful combat and a mastery of human anatomy pushed to extremes in a manga then I highly suggest checking his work. Though like I said last time. It would be great to see your first reaction to witnessing Keisuke Itagaki's work. So if you can get someone else to collect the artwork for the episode that would be fun.

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