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A Month of Art Stars – Tony Moore

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!

I’m continuing with my “artists connected to Rick Remender” theme with the great Tony Moore.


Tony Moore got his start working with Robert Kirkman when both guys were still in Junior High.

They invented Battle Pope and the Brit together, but it was when they started on the Walking Dead that they really hit a stride.

Moore left the book after #6 to pursue other drawing opportunities, but continued on the covers until #24, and wow, they are some really cool covers.

Design is a strong suit for Moore.

I believe he got an Eisner nomination for best cover artist.

Moore then helped Remender create Fear Agent.

Here are some of his Fear Agent covers as well as some sequentials from a recent issue of the series.

I love the great expressions of Moore characters, as well as his ability to design characters well, have them express themselves AND draw dynamic action.

Strong stuff.

He then co-created The Exterminators for Vertigo.

Here are some sketches where Moore shows off his ability to work in different styles strikingly, as well!

Street Angel…

The Joker…

Pretty darn good art.

See more of it at his website here (which is where all these samples came from)



September 15, 2008 at 1:07 am

I’m surprised you didn’t go with the ‘eye’ cover he did for The Walking Dead.
That was some good, (really) creepy work.

Whoa! That Joker is utterly brilliant! Captures everything about the character…

I loved his Exterminators work… right form teh first issue with the racoons…

Look like I’m in for a treat when I get round to Fear Agent…

The “eye” cover was the first one I thought of, too. So striking.

Matthew Lazorwitz

September 15, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Wowza, but that’s an excellent looking Joker. I think Moore would make a great artist for a Bat title.

Citizen Scribbler

September 15, 2008 at 2:55 pm

This is a great series so far. But everyday, I check hoping to see Paris Cullins make the scene (Wein Beetle fan here). Keep up the great work, sir.

-Citizen Scribbler

This is a great series so far. But everyday, I check hoping to see Paris Cullins make the scene (Wein Beetle fan here). Keep up the great work, sir.

I enjoyed Blue Beetle too, but Paris Cullins had some real problems with enormous eyes to high up the face and some incredibly awkward poses.

Citizen Scribbler

September 16, 2008 at 10:40 am

You may be right, but I guess my nostalgia keeps me from knowing any better. I just loved the way he would illustrate movement and his attention to detail. And the poses may have been a question of art over realism.

-Citizen Scribbler

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