Recently, I’ve been re-reading “Tom Strong’s Terrific Tales,” including Alan Moore and Arthur Adams superlative (and innuendo-laden) Jonni Future series.  Adams’ art in this series is just flat-out incredible, and the main character is beautiful to look at while remaining a believable heroic figure, which can be a difficult balance.  Arthur’s rendition of Tesla Strong ranks with Steve Rude’s Sundra Peale, Mike Allred’s Jo Lombard, and George Perez’ Wanda Maximoff among the most memorable characters in my collection.

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is simple (and, please, let’s keep things tasteful):  Which artist draws the most attractive characters for you?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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19 Comments

  1. May 21, 2012 at 11:35 am — Reply

    Amanda Conner and Adam Hughes are the top of my list. The Moy brothers are there, and even though he isn’t a true comic book artist, Chad Spliker does a fantastic job.

  2. N
    May 21, 2012 at 11:46 am — Reply

    Juan Jose Ryp. No question about it.

  3. May 21, 2012 at 11:51 am — Reply

    With Rude and Allred, you hit my top two…

  4. Kevin
    May 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm — Reply

    I would go with my top three being:

    J. Scott Campbell
    Joe Mad
    Ivan Reis

  5. May 21, 2012 at 1:40 pm — Reply

    How could I forget Humberto Ramos!? Love his stuff even if it is way out of whack, but it is cartoony.

  6. May 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm — Reply

    Jim Lee with the right inker can be interesting…

    For imposing male figures, nobody beats Neal Adams (or, at least, 80’s version Neal Adams circa Continuity’s Megalith.)

  7. brenton8090
    May 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm — Reply

    Rob Leifeld

    • brenton8090
      May 21, 2012 at 3:59 pm — Reply

      No, but seriously.

      Actually, this will seem weird, but Jeff Smith. When I was a kid, I had the BIGGEST crush on Thorn.

  8. May 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm — Reply

    J Scott Campbell, Humberto Ramos and Adam Hughes are always good for a beautiful work of art.

    I’ll also miss Michael Turner’s artwork.

  9. Navarre
    May 21, 2012 at 5:10 pm — Reply

    J. Scott Campbell’s use of curves and negative space to create his art is masterful.

  10. ~wyntermute~
    May 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm — Reply

    Two words: Amanda. F’n. Connor. ^_^ I will look at literally ANYthing she draws (even if it isn’t a female) because of how much fun her girl-art is.

  11. Thomas
    May 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm — Reply

    wow, tough choices, but I would have to go

    1. Amanda Conner
    2. Jim Balent
    3. Micheal Turner
    4. Mark Bagly
    5. J. Scott Campbell
    6. Ebas
    7. Adam Huges
    8. Ed Benes
    9. Kenneth Rocafort
    10. George Perez

  12. KevinPBreen
    May 21, 2012 at 7:13 pm — Reply

    Amanda Conner, yes. But as a comics dinosaur I have to mention Bob Lubbers. Look up “Long Sam.”

    • May 21, 2012 at 10:28 pm — Reply

      YES!!! Lubbers is a great choice. See also: Matt Baker.

  13. B.V.K.
    May 21, 2012 at 7:23 pm — Reply

    Hands down Frank Cho, just look at his work on Liberty Meadows.

  14. Oldcomicfan
    May 22, 2012 at 6:24 am — Reply

    Nobody beats Michael William Kaluta, hands down! Dave Stevens came close, but, sadly, he is no longer with us. Kaluta is one of the few Artists who works in comics. His art will make your jaw hit the floor. And if you see any of his pin-up type art, your eyeballs will likely join your jaw on the floor. Wowsers!

  15. Ryan
    May 22, 2012 at 10:24 am — Reply

    Attractive Women: Bruce Timm, Frank Cho, Sean Phillips, JH Williams III, John Cassaday, Cameron Stewart, Jimmy Cheung, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner

    Attractive Men: Jim Lee, Ed McGuinness, Tony Moore, Steve Epting, Jim Aparo, Brian Bolland

    Anybody: Adi Granov, Alex Ross

  16. James Deckert
    May 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm — Reply

    Frank Cho,
    Adam Hughes,
    Terry Dodson,
    Terry Moore,
    so many more.

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