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A Month of Art Stars – Mitch Breitweiser

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 a rising star at Marvel whose growth as an artist has really impressed me!

Enjoy!

Mitch Breitweiser first came to my attention as the artist on Michael San Giacomo’s Epic pitch, Nowhere Man, which, after Epic collapsed in a horrible death spiral, San Giacomo took to Image Comics.

I liked Breitweiser’s pencils well enough, but I was surprised when there was a hearty buzz at Marvel about his work.

His first work for Marvel was a Drax series which, again, was good…

but he’s only gotten better and better since…

Since then, Breitweiser has been keeping the realism that has always been present in his work and adding a fluidity and dynamism to it reminiscent of Gene Ha.

Look at these pin-ups…

Breitweiser recently did a fabulous Captain America mini-series and is soon doing another one – here’s the cover.

Here’s a sketch he did at SDCC…

Fluidity and realism – a great combination.

Breitweiser is definitely a rising star at Marvel Comics.

Here‘s his website, mitchbreitweiser.com, which is where I got all the above drawings.

18 Comments

Hello Brian. This article came across my google news feed. Thanks so much for the kind words. I appreciate you following my career since the beginning, and am glad that you are enjoying my work even more today!

Cheers,

Mitch

Kinda reminds me of John Paul Leon art.

Dug the Galactus pin-up.

He does a super hero that is wearing clothes. Not all bursting out of them like a body builder. I like.

Do you mean Phantom Jack?

I remember discovering Mitch’s art somewhere on the internet years ago and totally thinking he’d be awesome. And then Marvel goes and scoops him up. Ergo: I am always right.

Man, I hope by “wonderful Captain America mini-series” you don’t mean “The Chosen” because that was honestly one of the most awful things I think I’ve ever read.

I do distinctly remember the feeling that such awesome art was being wasted on a series that was so poorly…everything-elsed, so that’s in no way a knock against Breitweiser, which I felt the need to point out because he is here WATCHING US.

Hey Brian, I have to admit, I’d never heard of Mitch before, but he’s definitely on my radar now! Kind of reminds me a little of early Frank Miller and Gene Colan.

I had no idea he did the artwork on Drax. There is such an improvement that I didn’t even recognize it. Keep up the good work.

he also did some incredible work in “The Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall & the Green Mist of Death”

His art in that Drax mini was phenomanal

Looks like a very talented guy.

Hello Brian. This article came across my google news feed. Thanks so much for the kind words. I appreciate you following my career since the beginning, and am glad that you are enjoying my work even more today!

Cheers,

Mitch

No problem, keep up the good work, Mitch!

Do you mean Phantom Jack?

That was indeed what Nowhere Man was re-named at Image Comics.

Man, I hope by “wonderful Captain America mini-series” you don’t mean “The Chosen” because that was honestly one of the most awful things I think I’ve ever read.

I do distinctly remember the feeling that such awesome art was being wasted on a series that was so poorly…everything-elsed, so that’s in no way a knock against Breitweiser, which I felt the need to point out because he is here WATCHING US.

“Breitweiser recently did a fabulous Captain America mini-series” is speaking to what Breitweiser did.

Gotcha.

>>Man, I hope by “wonderful Captain America mini-series” you don’t mean “The Chosen” because that was honestly one of the most awful things I think I’ve ever read.

Wasn’t it, though? Absolutely hideous. (The writing, that is … the ghastliness of which obliterated any memories I might have of the art. *sigh*)

I thought his first job was on Deadpool or Agent X where he did either a story with Bud Scalera (DP or Agent X chasing an invisible dude) or with Evan Dorkin (Fight Man).

Yeah, He did two issues of Agent X, I think 7 and 8 before doing Drax for Marvel

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