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Top 25 Black Comic Book Artists #25-16

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Top 25 Black Comic Book Artists #25-16

The countdown begins now!!!

Here are the first ten artists that you voted as your favorites of all-time.

25 N. Steven Harris

N. Steven Harris has been working in the comic book industry for over two decades now. Early in his career he co-created Aztek the Ultimate Man with two British writers you might have a passing familiarity with, Grant Morrison and Mark Millar. I was going to post this awesome sequence with the Joker from that series written by Morrison (showing an early sign of what Morrison’s Joker would look like in future stories) but then I though, Harris is STILL doing excellent comic book work, so I should show something a little more recent, so here is a dynamic piece from Harris’ series, Ajala, co-created with Robert Garrett (Ajala is about a young hero being trained in the ways of being a hero by her mentor, who also happens to be her high school teacher!)…

Harris is also working on another creation of his, (Brotherhood of) The Fringe (the banner image is from that series).

24 Steven Hughes

Along with writer Brian Pulido, Steven Hughes launched Chaos Comics and the two major hit characters, the post-apocalyptic crazed killer, Evil Ernie, and the powerful goddess, Lady Death. Hughes designed the character, who was one of the top “bad girls” of the mid-1990s. Here she is from her first mini-series…

Tragically, Hughes passed away in 2000 at the far too young age of 40.

23 Malcolm Jones III

Malcolm Jones III was one of the top inkers of the late 1980s/early 1990s, inking most of Young All-Stars, then inking Denys Cowan on a dozen or so issues of The Question and then most famously succeeding Sam Kieth as the inker on Neil Gaiman’s legendary The Sandman early in the famous run, where Jones inked Mike Dringenberg, Kelley Jones, and Colleen Doran.

Jones was also a fine penciler in his own right, as well. Here he is on a nice Alfred spotlight story from the 1989 Batman Annual…

Jones sadly died in 1996.

Go to the next page for #22-19…

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