I’m curious to know if somebody does enjoy reading comics.
I don’t mean only superhero ones, but the “Ninth Art” in general.
Personally, I started reading “Disney Italia” comics when I was 6 and never stopped, because I love the mix between visual art and literature that they can create.
Here are some of my favourites artists and works:
- Craig Thompson: Blankets - Beautiful Graphic Novel. Love his art style and the storytelling. He really gets deep into topics as faith, the search of meaning and love. Also, he’s a great guy and a dreamer! You can see something here
- Gipi: Various Works - He’s an italian artist, one of the best comics writers in the country at the moment. His style is very unique and he usually tells stories regarding his past, give him a try. You can see something here
- Bryan Lee O’Malley: Scott Pilgrim, Seconds, Lost at Sea - Well, he’s pretty famous. I think you will find his works very cool. You can see something here
- Will Eisner:: Various Work - He’s basically the father of the Graphic Novel how we have it today. He was the first to try and create a literary work inside comic strips. Recommended to everyone. You can see something here
- Don Rosa: The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck - Well, he’s written the most “meaningful” stories with Disney characters. Love it! You can see something here
- Alan Moore: Various Works - He’s also well known. V for Vendetta and The Killing Joke are two of my favourites. He works with lots of artists, so you should check his works out!
- Moebius: Various Works - His art says everything. A genius. You can see something here
- Katsuhiro Otomo: Akira - I will start the Japan section with him. He’s one of the main reason why animes are so spread also in the West. Check out the manga of his masterwork, it is way more complex and complete than the movie. You can see something here
- Inio Asano: Goodnight Punpun - You may find his works a little bit too “hard”. Yet, I think he is one the best still around. You can see something here
- Yoshihiro Togashi: HunterxHunter - If you like Shonen Manga, he’s the best in my opinion. Too bad he just can’t finish a work. You can see something here
There are many others that I would recommend, even some that I didn’t read yet, like:
Blacksad, Maus, The Sandman, XIII, Preacher, Daytripper, Hawkeye (the “new” one), Hellboy, Bone, Slam Dunk and many others!
Let me know folks!