A Month of Art Stars – Eric Nguyen
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 (this may or may not be my last installment with this theme) with a fellow who is certainly going to be a big star in the comic book field pretty soon.
Eric Nguyen first gained attention working with Rick Remender on Strange Girl.
His art had a real manic energy to it.
Here are some sample pages from Strange Girl…
From Strange Girl, he was given a Vertigo mini-series, but Nguyen came back and did more Strange Girl.
While I like his work on Strange Girl plenty, he has improved a lot since then.
Check out these pages from a recent fill-in he did on X-Men: First Class…
He has kept the manic part, but restrained it a bit.
Here are some sketches from his neat art blog here that shows him working with even TIGHTER lines, to great effect, I think…
Finally, while his work is a bit looser here, this Hulk vs. Thing pin-up is still breathtaking…
He is currently working with Remender again for a mini-series project at Dark Horse called Gigantic.
Here are the covers for the first two issues…
Nguyen is about to explode on the comic scene.