Every day this month I’m going to feature the work of a great artist, only instead of me picking the artist to feature, they will be 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!
Today, we have the pick of Bob Fingerman, acclaimed writer/artist of Minimum Wage (which was collected as Beg the Question) from Fantagraphics. Bob just recently released From the Ashes from IDW. Check out his website here.
Bob’s pick is Guy Davis.
Guy Davis is a lot like José Luis García-López, in the sense that he is not so much unknown as he is under-appreciated for just how amazing he is.
He is most well known for his work on B.P.R.D.
Here are some sample pages, from a variety of volumes…
As you can see, Davis is adept at both bizarre situations and extremely human ones, as well. In fact, his abilities to convey emotions and characterizations are what makes his action and horror scenes that much more effective, as you really feel that the terror is coming from a “real” person.
Here are some of his non-BPRD works…
From The Zombies That Ate The World…
and from The Phototaker
You can see much more work from the amazing Davis at his website here.
Thanks to Bob for the pick!