Sunday, August 6, 2017
Great and talented creative talents in the world of comics
I used to have a list of people in the world of comics who have done work that I most like. I don't have a spreadsheet, or some sort of means by which I decide who belongs upon that list. All I have is a sense of taste, a rather wide spanning view of work I like, and, the shortcomings of my ability to buy and read whatever it is I am interested in. There are numerous, perhaps thousands of talented people who I have not been able to develop a taste for due entirely to finances. To some small degree, since the advent of the internet and emails, I have discussed the works with the author, thus, making my interest greater informed. I used to keep a list but stopped when the effort was greater than any kind of purpose was served. But, I've been getting a number of emails from people reading my work at Poplitiko asking me favorites, best comic stories, best artists to talk to to avoid bad interactions. So, this is a relatively broad list, without specific works or why they were listed. There are writers, artists, and writer/artists, and, there are talents who are able to do many things that make them on the list more than once. I am making this list without any order within each list. I like so many more talented people it hurts to make lists and not include them all. Also, I would like to do a category of best cover artist, but, I have loved so many it would be a wee bit extensive.