Every day in June I featured the work of a great artist, only instead of me picking the artist to feature, they were picked by their peers, fellow professional comic book artists who are picking out artists (from the past and present) who they think deserve special attention. Do note that most artists I asked about this gave me multiple answers and I picked out one choice out of a number of suggestions, so these are not definitive answers, like “Artist X likes Artist Y and he thinks all other Artists are terrible!” Here is an archive of the artists featured so far!
I ended up with more suggestions than there were days in the month, so enjoy a few BONUS installments!
Goran’s pick is Edvin Biukovic.
Edvin Biukovic was well on his way to becoming an extremely notable comic book artist in the industry in the late 1990s when, tragically, the artist died of complications from a brain tumor (that had just been diagnosed weeks earlier) at the far too young age of 30 years old.
He still left behind a strong artistic legacy, most notably in the United States his work on the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron series…
and for the first (EXCELLENT) Human Target mini-series by Peter Milligan…
Just recently, Goran did a blog post as a tribute to Edvin, who would have turned 40 on June 22nd of this year.
Goran shared a sampling of Edvin’s work in that post, and I thought it made sense to share them here, as well…
We’re missing a great artist, and it sounds like a great man, too.
Thanks to Goran for the pick!