Industry Giants Part 2 – Modern Cover Artists
OK these guys may not be household names but they are currently doing some of the best covers in the business. These are some of my favorite comic cover artists working today with a focus on their first pro work.
Brazilian artist Felipe Massafera is an incredible cover artist who has done some amazing work on multitude of books including Green Lantern.
First pro work: Wolfskin 2006 HC
First pro work: Forgive me Father ( Comicxposure Variant )
Florida artist Dekal is fast becoming a favorite of mine. His work for Marvel has been some of the best in recent memory.
First pro work: Bonerest – Das Ende einer Welt ( Cover artist )
First American pro work: Swamp Thing 12 ( Pencils )
First American pro cover art: Bangkok 1
Most famous for his work on Spider-Man, Giuseppe’s cover art can be quite inspiring. Italy sure produces a lot of top talent in the comic industry!
|Captain Atom Armageddon #6 ( Collaboration with Dell’Otto )|
First pro work: 10th Muse 7 ( Pencils )
Firstcover art: 10th Muse 1D ( 2002 )
Check out Mark’s Deviantart for advice on becoming a comic artist. It’s something everyone should read. There’s no easy answer, it’s all about dedication and Mark’s work reflects this.
Julian Totino Tedesco
First pro work: Kiss Comix 185 ( inks )
First cover art: The Remnant
Argentinian artist Julian Tedesco makes me wish I had put more time into drawing. He is one of the few artists I make a point to collect.
First pro work: Marvel Comics Presents 8 ( pencils & inks )
First cover art:Squadron Supreme 12
Marco has some really popular and tough to find variants. He’s done some really cool stuff you all should check out.