Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Rob's Room: "Accent on the First E" by George Pérez

George Pérez limited edition portfolio circa 1977
 
 

19 comments:

j-swin said...

I'm sorry, I have to say it. George Perez is a terrible comic artist. His style is just plain boring and he can't draw a face to save his ass.

Snapper Carr said...

@j-swin - Just curious. Who are your top 5 comic artists in the past 30 years?

The Dork said...

Yeah, I was curious about that too, because George Perez is definitely in my Top Ten list of all time.

j-swin said...

@ Snapper Carr.
My list no particular order is as follows:
bill sienkiewicz
Alex Ross
Amanda Connor
Neal Adams
Frank miller
And Darwyn Cooke & Tim sale for good measure

We're all allowed to like different artist and just because one has been around a long time doesn't mean we have to love them.

j-swin said...

Ps. I also like John Byrne and mike mignola

Rob said...

Interesting comment thread. j-swin, there is nothing wrong with having different preferences! I personally love George Perez... but only when he's drawing Marvel characters. His DC stuff doesn't quite ring true to me (which is funny given my CRISIS post that's scheduled to post on Monday!). ...CRISIS may be my exception...

j-swin said...

There are always exceptions.

j-swin said...

Dork, Snapper Carr, who are in your lists?

The Dork said...

j-swin - my "top 5" list changes based on the parameters. If I do a "top 5" list; which takes in an artists entire career. My "top 5" list would be (in no particluar order):
John Byrne
Alan Davis
Naoki Urasawa
Art Adams
George Perez

My "top 5" for artist at a particular point in their career.
Frank Miller (80's)
Neal Adams (70's)
Alex Ross (90's)
John Byrne (Late 70's early 80's)
Bill Sienkiewicz (80's)


My "top 5" for artist from a historical perspective.
Jack Kirby
Neal Adams
John Bynre
Frank Miller
Alex Ross
Honorary Mention - Jim Lee

My "top 5" for artist that are amazing to me.
Frank Quitely
Alan Davis
Frank Cho
Alex Toth
Kevin MaGuire and J.L Garcia-Lopez (tie)

The Dork said...

Rob - your high:) George Perez's run on the New Teen Titans is one of the best runs on comics EVER!

Rob said...

@Dork: When I think of his Teen Titans, I cannot get the image of Robin's thighs out of my head! Ugh... Thanks for putting that image into my brain... jerk! ;)

j-swin said...

dork: those are killer lists! lee's early stuff is the best. i too love cho and jl garcia lopez. adam hughes and terry dodson are in there too, they're like to modern vargas and elvgren.

The Dork said...

j-swin: damn I forgot about Adam Hughes and Terry Dodson they would definitely fall under my amazed list. They are truly masters of their craft. My daughter has Terry Dodson's Wonder Woman poster in her room!

The Dork said...

Oh Rob, don't be afraid of a little boy wonder naked thigh! If its good enough for Batman it should be good enough for you - HAHAHAHHAHHA!

j-swin said...

Hell, I've got a terry dodson ww poster in my room right beside my wife's hunger games posters

Snapper Carr said...

@j-swin

If I had to distill down to 5 in which I drop everything just to see their work at any point of their career it would be

Art Adams
Michael Golden
Adam Hughes
Carlos Pacheco
George Perez

If I could have a next five:

Mike Mignola
Ivan Reis
Kevin Maguire
Frank Cho
Jack Kirby

j-swin said...

See Snapper Carr? More similar than different.

Snapper Carr said...

@j-swin - I forgot to mention yours is an outstanding list. I just wanted to know where you were coming from. I agree with Dork that it's different (pencil) strokes for different folks. I guess as a fan of alpha superhero teams and like the JLA, New Teen Titans, and Avengers and sweeping epics, I'm extremely partial to Perez in his detail, consistency, draftsmanship, perspectives, and straight prolific output. But I'm the reverse of Dork as I don't like Perez's Avengers work as much as his JLA's. For me, aside from Garcia Lopez, Perez's rendition is my definitive iconic JLA.

j-swin said...

@Snapper Carr: maybe it's time I give Perez a second look.