I tend to think that every piece of work I love, instantly makes me a fan of that person. But, if I could pick a few, that’d be…
-Jim Starlin. Casting his cosmic stuff aside, I am big fan of his Batman run. His monologues and dialogues are precise, resonant and really made me feel like I am inside Batman’s head. A primary reason why his take on Batman is my favorite run ever. And he got rid off Jason.
-Alan Moore. His work in comics field is well known and influential. And if I ever start writing comics, I know I’ll do scripts in his gigantic style as they seem the most resonant to my tastes.
-Mark Millar. I simply love various excesses and insanities he put in his work. Kick Ass, Nemesis, Kingsman, Red Son, Ultimates… Not to mention that being hard in today’s world to come up with something original, he does it with ease. Using pre-existing tropes, then twisting them into something mindblowing.
As for the artists, those are:
-Brian Bolland. For his kinda quirky, cartoonish, but painstakingly detailed art. And for definite look on Judge Dredd and Joker.
-Jim Lee. Miller’s shoddy writing aside in All Star Batman, I was instantly hooked on flamboyant, highly engrossing Lee’s visual (my first encounter with Lee, btw).
-Dave McKean. For his unique, expressionist art that seems to blend various techniques into something not so easy forgettable.
-Colin MacNeil Despite America not being one of my favorite Dredd’s stories, I was stunned by fully painted and yet, flawless artwork, from the characters to Mega City. Truly mindblowing.