A Month of Art Stars – Colleen Coover
Every day this month I’m going to feature a current comic book art “star,” someone whose work I absolutely love.
I’m mostly going to try to keep from the biggest names as much as possible, because, really, do I need to talk more about the awesomeness of JH Williams, Frank Quitely and Darwyn Cooke? Here‘s the archive of the artists mentioned so far!
Here’s one of the funnest comic artists working today!
Amusingly enough, Coover, whose art is some of the cutest darn stuff you’ll see, got her comic book start drawing Small Favors, an erotic comic book for Eros.
Even then, though, both her style and sense of fun was evident…
Those are some sweet and well laid out comic book covers. I especially enjoy the middle cover – Coover designed that cover beautifully.
Since then, Coover has MOSTLY dealt in more G-Rated areas (although not fully
, beginning with her Oni comic book, Banana Sundays.
More recently, Coover has become noticed a lot for her Marvel Comics work, both on Power Pack and especially in the pages of X-Men First Class, where she does great short stories…
Really, though, it is nuts how effortless she makes these drawings look – it is quite striking how cool her artwork is, especially how she manages to mix themes without sacrificing style – note how her fun drawings work just as well as her poignant ones…
For more examples of Coover’s greatness, check out her website here, which is where I got these drawings (most of which I used in a Snark Free Corner awhile back).