Post by Jason Aiken on Jun 30, 2020 22:07:16 GMT -5
Topic says it all. Let's leave the non-Hyborian Age artists out of this and stick to purely Hyborian Age sword-and-sorcery comics.
Edit: I can't edit the poll, but I flip flopped Garney and Asrar, Garney was Savage Sword and Asrar was Conan: The Barbarian. Also, it auto corrects Andrea Di Vito's name.
For me it's:
Gerardo Zaffino - I really like his style and think it's a great fit for an s&s comics. I don't know when I see his comics I can't but help to think there is a savage or barbaric quality to it.
Andrea Di Vito - Outside of Tomas Giorello I don't think I've seen someone draw Conan so perfectly. When I look at his interior pages I nod my head and just say, "That's the Conan I know."
Patrick Zircher - I enjoyed his work on Nightwing back in the day, but he's really impressed me with his work on Conan. I thought the fight scenes in Conan: The Gambler were excellent and the panel where Conan emerges from the darkness covered in gore is my favorite panel out of all the new comics.
Post by danielj495 on Jun 30, 2020 22:17:50 GMT -5
Definitely Pat Zircher. The most refreshing and welcome change for me in Savage Avengers. Also His work in Savage sword was great. I agree with you Jason, concerning Andrew Di Vito and if Savage sword wasn't cancelled I would have loved to see more of his work. That being said, I am actually partial to Ron Garney's art myself because I love the way his pencils compliment the colors and shadows in CtB.
I picked Mahmud Asrar first as I enjoyed his art in CtB, but it can get slightly monotonous.
I added in Esad Ribic as the Conan covers have been spectacular, particularly issue #5 CtB with conan on the boat. The painted feel to this work is very nice, although too much of a good thing was highlighted to me reading Exodus, some of the facial expressions were a bit off putting at times, but overall I like this artwork.
I picked Zircher for my final pick as his battle scenes are truly wonderful (as Jason points out in the Gambler), It really hits you (this artwork looks familiar)and is very striking. Though I feel in the more sedate scenes, it almost feels like a very fine detail is still needed. I'm not really sure what it is, as I am no artist, but all in all not far off.