In classic Fanthoman train of thought derailment fashion, let me tell you (as if you didn’t know) that the guys who do the Capcom illustrations for the Capcom VS series are simply amazing. I am guessing they are some sort of studio, but the two names I hear more often are Shinkiro and Bengus and their art is truly amazing … I came across some of their work while looking for the cover art for the game cover series and it reminded me that I had never written anything about them, and that’s really unfair as the book they put out about Marvel vs Capcom is one of my favourite artbooks ever.
Drool all you want, it’s your computer after all!!!
As you might have seen on the collage I posted a few posts ago with my collection of inter-company crossovers, I am a bit obsessed with them at the moment. The quality is generally very poor but there’s something inherently fun about them.
I would like to take this moment to call for a minute of silence to the following crossovers, which might never happen:
Batman beating Wolverine commission by John Byrne
Batman vs Spider-Man by Michael Turner for the Last Man Standing section of the Wizard magazine
Wolverine vs Batman by Mike Wieringo for the Last Man Standing section of the Wizard magazine
Only piece of art created for the announced but never started Batman / Gen 13 crossover
Darkseid vs Thanos commission by Jim Starlin
Hellboy vs Spawn by Mike Mignola for the Last Man Standing section of the Wizard magazine
Lion-o vs He-Man by Ed McGuinness for the Last Man Standing section of the Wizard magazine
Spider-Man and Spawn cover by J, Scott Campbell for Wizard
Boba Fett vs Deadpool by Ed McGuinness for the Last Man Standing section of the Wizard magazine
Time to highlight Mr. Aaron Kuder, already working for the big ones and with a great style that reminds the stylings of Frank Quitely or Tony Moore. Like the other artists featured this week, we can’t wait to see anything new that gets published …
Cover for the 1st issue of Marvel Universe Vs The Avengers
Variant cover for Batman Inc vol. 2 #1
Variant cover for Deathstroke
Variant cover for Batman #13
Page from the Spider-Man team up with Deadpool on Avenging Spider-Man 13
Another beautiful page from the Spider-Man team up with Deadpool on Avenging Spider-Man 13
Here is another great artist who’s been getting a bit more (very deserved) attention lately, Tradd Moore. If you want to enjoy more of his hyper-kinetic art, try either of the Luther Strode books (the only one in trade at the moment is The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, Vol. 1), the level of detail is insane!
Seems he’s getting more and more cover work from Marvel these days, so I guess sequential art from Marvel cannot be far behind.
Astonishing X-Men Try-out. Seems like they were looking for someone to cover up for Jason Pearson …
I will try to post a few drawings by comic artists I like every day this week. We start with a few drawings of the excellent Rafael Grampá … Get yourself a copy of Mesmo Delivery if you haven’t, good stuff.