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It's Only the End if You Want it to Be

Posts tagged artists i love

Jul 28 '14

It’s Nicola Scott’s Birthday!

gailsimone:

Nicola Scott is my Australian sister.

I first found her online by accident, she had done an amazing Wonder Woman picture, and she had drawn some small press comics. I wanted her for Birds of Prey badly, and at the same time, I think Greg Rucka was trying to sound her out for a project.

I went to talk to editor Mike Carlin about her at SDCC, and showed him her work, and he hired her that day. It was awesome. But she had never done a monthly book and so there was a little concern, I am told, from DC, about the pressure involved. 

Instead, she slayed it. Professional, creative, gifted beyond measure. Working with her on BOP was amazing, and a joy every day. She created Misfit’s look entirely. 

Then we worked together on Secret Six, and she created Jeannette and retooled the look of the whole cast. Some of the best butt shots ever.

We got to live our dream and do a couple issues of Wonder Woman together, and that was heaven.

One of the best, smartest, most innovative artists I have ever worked with. She makes every writer look like a genius.

And she’s my dear friend and I love her.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISS!

Jul 27 '14
gailsimone:

thelastblackhawk:

"Right in the middle of our European campaign, some quiz kid at the State Department gets the bright idea to take a photo of me. ‘For the effort,’ he says."
"I figured it’d be for recruiting W.A.C.S. and W.A.V.E.S. so I played along."
"It wasn’t."
"I was told applications for naval pilots nearly doubled."

- Birds of Prey, Volume 1 Issue 75


The great Eduardo Barreto loved drawing this story so much, he gave me the two best pages of art, including this one, that he could EASILY have sold for serious money at a convention. He did it because that’s the kind of person he was, kind and generous and wonderful and talented beyond the moon.
I loved his art, always have. And when I found out he’d be drawing this short story, I knew it couldn’t just be good, it had to be special. And I did my best and he killed on it, of course.
He was sick already at the time, and got sicker in the next couple years, and then passed away. He sent these two pages to me unexpectedly.
I still want to cry every time I look at them.
It’s a weird, wonderful thing about comics. The blowhards, the boasters? They are often the least gifted.
When you can draw like Eduardo, you can be quiet, you can be kind, you can be generous, you can be humble…
…because your artwork shouts to Heaven.

gailsimone:

thelastblackhawk:

"Right in the middle of our European campaign, some quiz kid at the State Department gets the bright idea to take a photo of me. ‘For the effort,’ he says."

"I figured it’d be for recruiting W.A.C.S. and W.A.V.E.S. so I played along."

"It wasn’t."

"I was told applications for naval pilots nearly doubled."

- Birds of Prey, Volume 1 Issue 75

The great Eduardo Barreto loved drawing this story so much, he gave me the two best pages of art, including this one, that he could EASILY have sold for serious money at a convention. He did it because that’s the kind of person he was, kind and generous and wonderful and talented beyond the moon.

I loved his art, always have. And when I found out he’d be drawing this short story, I knew it couldn’t just be good, it had to be special. And I did my best and he killed on it, of course.

He was sick already at the time, and got sicker in the next couple years, and then passed away. He sent these two pages to me unexpectedly.

I still want to cry every time I look at them.

It’s a weird, wonderful thing about comics. The blowhards, the boasters? They are often the least gifted.

When you can draw like Eduardo, you can be quiet, you can be kind, you can be generous, you can be humble…

…because your artwork shouts to Heaven.

Jul 27 '14
therearecertainshadesoflimelight:


Lois and Clark by Cat Staggs

Cat is so amazing. Also, Cat and Amanda are having a baby! Buy her art, people! Support their baby! :).

This is just so adorable!

therearecertainshadesoflimelight:

Lois and Clark by Cat Staggs

Cat is so amazing. Also, Cat and Amanda are having a baby! Buy her art, people! Support their baby! :).

This is just so adorable!

(Source: fyeahsupermanandloislane)

Jul 27 '14
alwaysstarwars:

Star Wars: Princess Leia #1 cover art by Terry Dodson
I’m in love with this cover. Totally kickass.  And how great will it be to have a series dealing with Leia’s reaction to the loss of Alderaan?  That’s something the EU never fully explored.  I’m really looking forward to this. 

AND it’s going to be written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Terry Dodson, which is a pretty fantastic creative team if you ask me.

alwaysstarwars:

Star Wars: Princess Leia #1 cover art by Terry Dodson

I’m in love with this cover. Totally kickass.  And how great will it be to have a series dealing with Leia’s reaction to the loss of Alderaan?  That’s something the EU never fully explored.  I’m really looking forward to this. 

AND it’s going to be written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Terry Dodson, which is a pretty fantastic creative team if you ask me.

Jul 25 '14
toalwaysbeme replied to your post:
Okay but what if there were a Team Batgirl book with Oracle calling the shots and Black Bat and Batgirl out in the field (or Nightwing!Steph and Batgirl!Nell yesplease)… that started out as a question but now I just really want that

I’ve spoken about wanting a book like that in the past, actually! Even had conversations with other fans about who should be the theoretical writer/artist for the book. A lot of people tend to go with either Bryan Q. Miller or Gail Simone for writing, but my personal belief tends to be that Cass is a lot harder to get right as a character than Babs or Steph, so I’d rather have a writer who’s proven they can write her well, which neither Miller nor Simone has (and in fact, Miller’s treatment of Cass was pretty dang problematic, though I’m willing to believe there was editorial interference involved.)

My personal choice would be Dylan Horrocks, who had a quite good run on Cass’s Batgirl series and wrote some absolutely fantastic scenes between the three:

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The choice of artist is less tricky as I can think of a bunch who’d do a great job… but as we were discussing the other day, Marcus To needs a project worthy of his talents, and he’s definitely shown he can draw all three of them fantastically:

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So that would be my dream team for the book. :-) Dylan Horrocks as the writer, Marcus To on art.

Jul 24 '14

dick grayson is getting real tired of your bullshit
take that new 52 
teen titans v3 #88

(Source: graydaughters)

Jul 23 '14

mcgone:

Happy Batman Day! How about a shout out to the Ladies of Gotham?

Batwoman / Huntress / The Adaptable Selina Kyle / The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl by *mcguan

 

Jul 20 '14

mostingeniusparadox:

Batman: Li’l Gotham #20

Jul 20 '14

N O T H I N G S U I T S M E L I K E A SUIT

HAPPY BIRTHDAY T I M D R A K E ! (7/19)

(Source: fudayk)

Jul 20 '14
yalestewart:

Bruce and Selina commission
Pencil and ink on bristol, 9”x12”
Colors in PS CC
-Yale

yalestewart:

Bruce and Selina commission

Pencil and ink on bristol, 9”x12”

Colors in PS CC

-Yale

Jul 19 '14
crookedtalespress:

Groovy Nightwing, Dustin Nguyen

crookedtalespress:

Groovy Nightwing, Dustin Nguyen

Jul 15 '14

themyskira:

favourite comic book artists → Christopher Moeller

Jul 15 '14
Jul 14 '14

Superman and Lois Lane by Adam Hughes

Superman and Lois Lane by Adam Hughes

(Source: fyeahsupermanandloislane)

Jul 13 '14
henchkobun21:

With all the Batgirl fanart going around right now, it seems like a very important time to post some art of Oracle.
The state of women’s costumes in comics is terrible, the new Batgirl costume is nice. 
But there was a price, it was incredibly high, and people need to remember that.  DC wants people to forget that they’ve virtually removed people with disabilities from their little world. They want fans to forget that there were readers with disabilities literally begging the company not to take away their representation, and DC ignored them. So it’s up to us to make sure people remember.
This piece was penciled by Jackson Guice and colored by Tom Smith.

henchkobun21:

With all the Batgirl fanart going around right now, it seems like a very important time to post some art of Oracle.

The state of women’s costumes in comics is terrible, the new Batgirl costume is nice. 

But there was a price, it was incredibly high, and people need to remember that.  DC wants people to forget that they’ve virtually removed people with disabilities from their little world. They want fans to forget that there were readers with disabilities literally begging the company not to take away their representation, and DC ignored them. So it’s up to us to make sure people remember.

This piece was penciled by Jackson Guice and colored by Tom Smith.