My favorite Illustrators from “Making Comics” by Scott McCloud

Making Comics by Scott McCloud

This is a list of Illustrators that caught my eye in the awesome book “Making Comics” by Scott McCloud which I read recently and is full of important information if you are a self-taught illustrator or comic artist so I definitely recommend you to check it out.


This list is in no particular order, although I like the ones marked with (*) and really liked the ones marked with (**):


  • Colleen Doran – Illustrator and comic artists, art similar to Mucca but missing perspective studies
  • P. Craig Russell – American comics artist, writer, and illustrator. Retro realistic, colors, much, fantasy.
  • Katsuhiro Otomo* – is a Japanese manga artist, screenwriter and film director.
  • Derek Kirk Kim – Korean-American writer, director, and artist. 
  • Amy Kim Ganter – American author and illustrator of original English-language manga.
  • Kazu Kibuishi – American graphic novel author and illustrator. He is best known for being the creator and editor of the comic anthology Flight.
  • Svetlana Chmakova** – Russian-Canadian comic book artist. 
  • Bryan Lee O’Malley**Canadian cartoonist, best known for the Scott Pilgrim series.
  • Hergé** – Georges Prosper Remi, known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian cartoonist. He is best known for creating The Adventures of Tintin.
  • Albert Uderzo – Alberto Aleandro Uderzo was a French comic book artist and scriptwriter. He is best known as the co-creator and illustrator of the Astérix series in collaboration with René Goscinny.
  • Mœbius** – Jean Henri Gaston Giraud was a French artist, cartoonist and writer.
  • Tardi – Jacques Tardi is a French comics artist.
  • François Schuiten is a Belgian comic book artist. He is best known for drawing the series Les Cités Obscures.
  • Tove Jansson – Swedish-speaking Finnish author, novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. 
  • Winsor McCay** – American cartoonist and animator. (Very good wikipedia)

Also I recommend you to check where you can find art from some artists down below.


Now some examples of their art (all the art presented here belongs to their respective artist):



P. Craig Russell
Katsuhiro Otomo
Derek Kirk Kim
Amy Kim Ganter
Amy Kim Ganter
Kazu Kibuishi
Svetlana Chmakova
Bryan Lee O’Malley
Bryan Lee O’Malley
Tove Jansson
Windsor McCay
Windsor McCay

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