Dauterman is up there for sure. Jorge Jimenez is up there as well. Aaron Kuder, I don’t know if he’s recognized really and truly? I think he’s one of the best in the business.
He’s been at it forever but I don’t feel Ben Caldwell has gotten the recognition he deserves as a storyteller and cartoonist. He’s a genius, and I think the comics mainstream is finally catching up to that. Prez was a masterpiece and he’s highly responsible for it. He’d have been a great Hit Girl artist, for instance.
Marco Rudy is working hard to be the next JH Williams III. He’s great at composing a page, none better, really.
They’re on BRPD stuff so maybe they are ‘known’ but I feel like two of the best artists in comics right now are Max and Sebastian Fiumara. They’re both incredible.
Same with James Harren, as someone mentioned above. He’s a miracle maker.