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.
@j-swin - Just curious. Who are your top 5 comic artists in the past 30 years?
Yeah, I was curious about that too, because George Perez is definitely in my Top Ten list of all time.
@ Snapper Carr.My list no particular order is as follows:bill sienkiewiczAlex Ross Amanda Connor Neal AdamsFrank miller And Darwyn Cooke & Tim sale for good measureWe'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.
Ps. I also like John Byrne and mike mignola
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...
There are always exceptions.
Dork, Snapper Carr, who are in your lists?
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 ByrneAlan DavisNaoki UrasawaArt AdamsGeorge PerezMy "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 KirbyNeal AdamsJohn BynreFrank MillerAlex RossHonorary Mention - Jim LeeMy "top 5" for artist that are amazing to me.Frank QuitelyAlan DavisFrank ChoAlex TothKevin MaGuire and J.L Garcia-Lopez (tie)
Rob - your high:) George Perez's run on the New Teen Titans is one of the best runs on comics EVER!
@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! ;)
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.
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!
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!
Hell, I've got a terry dodson ww poster in my room right beside my wife's hunger games posters
@j-swinIf 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 beArt AdamsMichael GoldenAdam HughesCarlos PachecoGeorge PerezIf I could have a next five:Mike MignolaIvan ReisKevin MaguireFrank ChoJack Kirby
See Snapper Carr? More similar than different.
@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.
@Snapper Carr: maybe it's time I give Perez a second look.
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