Welcome to the Art-O-Bot long weekend edition! This week I’ll be taking a look at some really talented artists whose work may be flying under your radar.
I first saw Andy MacDonald’s art in the pages of NYC MECH. It was here that I quickly discovered how incredible this man’s talents are. The structure of the book and the dynamic designs of the characters compelled me to buy every issue. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the comic anthology 24/7 featured even more of MacDonald’s art. His most recent works have teamed him with the incredible colourist Nick Filardi on Punisher: War Journal #26, and most recently Marvel Comics 70th Anniversary: Miss America. I assure you that you will not be disappointed when you check out Andy MacDonald’s Blog. His sketch list at conventions fills up quickly, so line up early.
Pride of Baghdad was the world’s first exposure to this insanely talented Toronto artist. More recently Marvel has had him creating covers for various projects; my personal favorite is a book by Ivan Brandon featuring Machine Man. I hope to see more from this guy in the future. Check Niko Henrichon’s Official Site and if you see him at a con, go pick up some of his original art.
I will admit I had heard very little of Nic Klein before reading Viking. He and Ivan Brandon have created not only a uniquely sized book that demands you to pick it up, but also a new genre. What I do know is that his art is fantastic! It won’t be too long before he is on a monthly title. Check out Nic Klein’s Blog and make sure you pick up Viking.
That’s it for this week if you have any artist you would like featured on the Art-O-Bot please email [email protected]
Until next time.