Every day this month I'm going to feature a current comic book art "star," someone whose work I absolutely love.
I'm mostly going to try to keep from the biggest names as much as possible, because, really, do I need to talk more about the awesomeness of JH Williams, Frank Quitely and Darwyn Cooke? Here's the archive of the artists mentioned so far!
Here's a rising star at Marvel whose growth as an artist has really impressed me!
Mitch Breitweiser first came to my attention as the artist on Michael San Giacomo's Epic pitch, Nowhere Man, which, after Epic collapsed in a horrible death spiral, San Giacomo took to Image Comics.
I liked Breitweiser's pencils well enough, but I was surprised when there was a hearty buzz at Marvel about his work.
His first work for Marvel was a Drax series which, again, was good...
but he's only gotten better and better since...
Since then, Breitweiser has been keeping the realism that has always been present in his work and adding a fluidity and dynamism to it reminiscent of Gene Ha.
Look at these pin-ups...
Breitweiser recently did a fabulous Captain America mini-series and is soon doing another one - here's the cover.
Here's a sketch he did at SDCC...
Fluidity and realism - a great combination.
Breitweiser is definitely a rising star at Marvel Comics.