He and Bernie does similar work, but Frank brings more atmosphere and thematic approach to his art. Speaking of Frank - he uses one color to bring his art more attention to. In this example - the color green!
It shows a big werewolf-like creature preying on an innocent man in a horrifying way that sends a chill down your spine in a big way. You can see some horror in a subtle way - like the lone skull in the bottom of the picture - dead center, two huge bats on the bottom right corner of the yellow moon, and a haunted castle in grey in the upper right hand corner shows that he added additional touches to his paintings to brings a sense of horror that Bernie does not do in his work. I also like the additional shading of blue to give it class and color to his craft.
Frank is a master of depth, aura, and a singular horrifying monster with sharp claws and a thirst of blood with a touch of red in the werewolf mouth - that's tells you one thing ... it's means business!
Post by benday-dot on Oct 26, 2015 19:00:56 GMT -5
Number #2 (Week 4) Junji Ito
So many good picks coming through though I deserve the severest thrashing for (speaking of horrors!) forgetting Corben! The man is one of my favourite artists period let alone just from the horror genre, of which he gave us so many classics.
Our friend Arthur Gordon Scratch has already thrown Ito's name into the ring, but he must me made of sterner stuff than I as he failed to crack his official list.
Well, he has all but crawled, in his utterly disturbing and revolting manner, to my top spot, only settling for second place by virtue of a grand master's towering presence in the week to come.
My apologies if Mr. Scratch has already posted the images I place below, but frankly there is such madness in Ito's work I dare not search too much further for fresh manifestations of fright!
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Post by Paste Pot Paul on Oct 27, 2015 18:03:50 GMT -5
Week 4: Gene Colan
Probably my 2nd favourite comicbook artist of all time, behind only Jack Kirby. His work on Tomb of Dracula defined Horror for me as a teenager in the 70s. I never had access to a great range of stuff, a few Eerie and Creepy books, and the occasional lurid Vampirella, but never really got into the anthology type stories. I was a (well almost) Marvel Zombie, so a horror book in the actual Marvel Universe, Im all in.
Gene drew dark and moody so real you could smell it. You never wanted to look over your shoulder, or in the effing closet door, cause that dude had you filling in all the little shadows with ghouls and friggin smoky vampires. I love the energy in his work, the movement that everyone is barely holding back, the dynamic poses, and all the real people he populated his books with. No carbon copy, 3 faces endlessly repeated here. I absolutely love that there is NO ONE else out there that drew like he does, one of THE most individual styles of all.
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Post by pinkfloydsound17 on Oct 28, 2015 16:50:44 GMT -5
LB Cole is number 2 for me. Not necessarily an unknown but if you anything from the golden age can catch someone's eye, be they comic lovers or not, it's Cole.
The detail and use of lines always amazes me with his covers. His faces are Picasso-esque in that they are not perfect by any means but always have a creepy factor. Oh and the title as part of the artwork with blood on it? Perfect!
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