NEW TALENT TWO-IN-ONE: Kamome Shirahama & Elizabeth Torque

In order to stop mentioning the same old names, this week I thought we would take a look at two cover artists that are relatively new and whose job I find very attractive. The names have come up on the website before, but I thought that putting some of their art together in an article might help everyone out there see how good they are …

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Let's start with Kamome Shirahama. There's not a lot of information about the artist online, but it seems that this Japanese artist's career is fairly new. That Howard the Duck #4 variant that has been comfortably selling for $100+ is one of his best-known works, but the rest of his covers are equally awesome.

If you like his covers, you should really check out the original art, the linework is simply incredible. I went through his tumblr and decided to get some of the art that's, as he calls it, fan art!!!

Really looking forward to all his future work!!!

The other newish talent whose work I have been liking more and more lately is Elizabeth Torque:

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Even though she's not a new talent, most of her career has taken place in Aspen and other indie companies and it's only in the last few months that she seems to be getting the ocassional Marvel cover that's bringing her art to a larger audience. Her art really started catching my eye with her Mockingbird cover and her new Elektra cover seems to confirm that her artwork is now something to look forward to: a line somewhere between Sook and Hughes and a very subtle but eye-catching coloring.

Here's some of her art I was able to find online outside the covers:

What do you think? Are these two artists to keep an eye on?

As always, here are the list of covers for both artists:

Kamome Shirahawa

ROW #1

BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY (2016) # 1 (Kamome Shirahama Variant)
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY (2016) # 2 (Kamome Shirahama Variant)
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY (2016) # 3 (Kamome Shirahama Variant)
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY (2016) # 4 (Kamome Shirahama Variant)
DARTH VADER (2015) # 25 (Kamome Shirahama Cover)
DEADPOOL (2015) # 1 (Kamome Shirahama 1:25 Cover)

ROW #2

HOWARD THE DUCK (2016) # 4 (Karmome Shirahama 1:25 Variant)
INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN (2016) # 2 (Kamome Shirahama 1:25 Variant)
JESSICA JONES (2016) # 2 (Kamome Shirahama Variant)
ULTIMATE END (2015) # 4 (Manga Variant)
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL (VOL. 2) (2015) # 6 (Kamome Shirahama ‘Women of Power' Variant)
WAYWARD (2014) # 16 (Kamome Shirahama Variant)

Elizabeth Torque

ROW #1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS (2016) # 1 (Elizabeth Torque Divided We Stand Cover)
BLADES OF HOPE (2014) # 0
CIVIL WAR II: GODS OF WAR (2016) # 2 (Elizabeth Torque Variant)
DAMSELS IN EXCESS (2014) # 1 (Elizabeth Torque 1:15 Cover)
DAMSELS IN EXCESS (2014) # 2 (Elizabeth Torque 1:12 Cover)
DAMSELS IN EXCESS (2014) # 3 (Elizabeth Torque 1:10 Cover)
DAMSELS IN EXCESS (2014) # 4 (Elizabeth Torque 1:10 Cover)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS (2012) # 1 (Elizabeth Torque Century Edition Cover 1/100)

ROW #2

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS (2012) # 5 (Elizabeth Torque Cover)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS (2012) # 6 (Elizabeth Torque RI Cover)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS (2012) # 7 (Elizabeth Torque RI Cover)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS (2012) # 13 (Elizabeth Torque Cover)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS (2012) # 14 (Elizabeth Torque Cover)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS (2012) # 15 (Elizabeth Torque RI Cover)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS (2012) # 18 (Elizabeth Torque RI Cover)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS (2012) # 1 (Elizabeth Torque RI Cover)

ROW #3

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS (2012) # 2 (Elizabeth Torque RI Cover)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS (2012) # 3 (Elizabeth Torque RI Cover)
HACK/SLASH (2011) # 23
HYPERION (2016) # 4
HYPERION (2016) # 5
HYPERION (2016) # 6
INSEXTS (2015) # 8 (NYCC Exclusive Cover)
JINNRISE (2013) # 7

ROW #4

JIRNI (2015) # 1 (Elizabeth Torque 1:20 Cover)
MERCY SPARX (2013) # 1 (Elizabeth Torque Kickstarter Cover)
MERCY SPARX (2013) # 2 (Elizabeth Torque Cover)
MERCY SPARX (2013) # 5 (Elizabeth Torque Cover)
MICHAEL TURNER'S SOULFIRE (2012) # 3 (Cover B)
MOCKINGBIRD (2016) # 3 (Elizabeth Torque 1:25 Variant)
PLUME (2012) # 2 (Elizabeth Torque cover)
SHAHRAZAD (2015) # 2 (Elizabeth Torque Cover)

ROW #5

SHAHRAZAD (2015) # 3 (Elizabeth Torque Cover)
SHAHRAZAD (2015) # 4 (Elizabeth Torque Cover)
SHAHRAZAD (2015) # 5 (Elizabeth Torque Cover)
TRISH OUT OF WATER (2013) # 4
UNCANNY INHUMANS (2015) # 14 (Elizabeth Torque Defenders Variant)

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