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. https://characterdesignreferences.com/artist-of-the-week-3/moebius
  • 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 https://characterdesignreferences.com/home 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
Hergé
Hergé
Uderzo
Mœbius
Mœbius
Tardi
Tardi
Schuiten
Schuiten
Tove Jansson
Windsor McCay
Windsor McCay
 

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