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Month of Art Stars: Artist’s Choice – Jacob Chabot

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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 Chris Giarrusso, the fellow who drew all those awesome Bulletin Bits comics for Marvel and who is currently doing an equally awesome comic for Image called G-Man. Here‘s his website.

Chris’ pick is Jacob Chabot!

Jacob is mostly known for his comic strip, Skullboy, which has been collected into books by Dark Horse Comics!

Skullboy is the hilarious tale of a would-be world conqueror stuck in elementary school.


Here’s early Skullboy art…





And here’s some more recent Skullboy stuff…










As you can see, like Giarrusso, Chabot has a simple, clean style, but also a highly effective one that includes a lot of detail – just not overly rendered detail, that’s all.

Here’s a cute comic – Space Chick and Space Chicken…






Here is a page he did while working for Marvel (in one of those “Stan Lee Presents” comics)…


And here’s a page from that upcoming Marvel comic series that will also have other neat indie comic stories in it!


Here are just a few sketches….

ANIMALS ON BIKES!!!


The leads from Lost in Translation…


The Bride from Kill Bill…


A boxing kangaroo!!!


and a wicked grim Batman…


A lot of awesome stuff! And you can find MORE awesome work at his website, which you can find right here!

Thanks to Chris for the pick!