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Month of Art Stars: Artist’s Choice – Tim Hamilton

Every day this month I’m going to feature the work of a great artist, only instead of me picking the artist to feature, they will be picked by their peers, fellow professional comic book artists who are picking out artists (from the past and present) who they think deserve special attention. Do note that most artists I asked about this gave me multiple answers and I picked out one choice out of a number of suggestions, so these are not definitive answers, like “Artist X likes Artist Y and he thinks all other Artists are terrible!” Here is an archive of the artists featured so far!

Today, we have the pick of Matt Haley, the nifty comic book artist who I just featured the other week in a Cool Comic Cover Gallery bit! You can check out Matt’s website here (he’s working as a director nowadays).

Matt’s pick is Tim Hamilton.

Tim Hamilton’s first major work was most likely drawing The Trouble With Girls with writers Gerard Jones and Will Jacobs for Marvel’s Epic line of comics.

After The Trouble With Girls, Hamilton bounced around, doing fill-in work for DC and Marvel Comics (again working with Gerry Jones)…

Malibu’s Ultraverse…

and a run on Dark Horse Comics’ Catalyst: Agent of Change (part of Dark Horse’s attempt at having their own line of superhero comics).

Since then, Hamilton’s work has tended away from the colorful world of superheroes, and his darker, moody artwork really suits the stories he has been telling for, say, Boom! Studios, where he drew a Cthulhu Tales…

and a mini-series called Dominion…

Hamilton has a particular expertise at doing adaptation work. His adaptation of Treasure Island for Puffin Press was nothing short of brilliant…

And he’s just about to release an adaptation of Fahrenheit 451.

Playboy has the exclusive rights to the preview pages, so I have nothing to show you on that book yet, but I’m fairly certain that it, too, will look cool.

Here‘s Tim’s website.

Thanks to Matt for the pick!

11 Comments

Playboy.

Thanks so much for posting this and all the kind words.
I just wanted you to know that the first pages you show (from the Trouble with Girls Marvel mini series) was not drawn by me. I think Brett blevins did that. I’ll send you some “Trouble” Pages by me if you want them.

But again, thanks to you and Matt Haley!

Tim Hamilton

Okay, I’m not insane! I was looking at those pages and thinking, “wow, this guy started off his career aping Blevins more than any artist ever aped another artist! (Then he suddenly got his own style later)” The actual Hamilton pages are beautiful! (as are the Blevins pages, of course)

Thanks so much for posting this and all the kind words.
I just wanted you to know that the first pages you show (from the Trouble with Girls Marvel mini series) was not drawn by me. I think Brett blevins did that. I’ll send you some “Trouble” Pages by me if you want them.

It’s really hilarious, I got up this morning and realized, “Wait a sec, there were TWO Trouble with Girls series – I hope I put up pages from the right #1″ and I went to check and saw I put up the wrong ones and I hoped I could take it out before it was too noticeable, and of course, you happened to already have seen it by then!

Hilarious (embarrassing for me, but still hilarious)! :)

This is the first time I’ve seen Hamilton’s work, and — wow — I’ve been missing out.

Those are some superb pages. The Treasure Island excerpts, in particular, are absolute knockouts.

I’ll have to check out Fahrenheit 451.

This is the first guy who I liked his black and white work more than the colored stuff.

Same here bad trotsky. A major improvement if you ask me. Now I’m really looking forward to the Fahrenheit 451. I love the original book.

Tom Fitzpatrick

June 14, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Is it my imagination, that the cover of Ultraverse Hardcase # 18, is sporting the image of The Thing from Fantastic Four or what?

Nice art.

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No problem about the Trouble With Girls pages.
Those old comics are hard to find.

Tim

I used to really enjoy Hamilton’s work on Trouble with Girls. I was away from comics for much of the early 90s so I missed his superhero work. Definitely interested by the Farenheit 451 adaptation (on of my favorite books).

Tom from West Chester

June 18, 2009 at 10:01 am

This is my first time looking at Tim’s art since those issues of Wonderman (and wow… that book actually made it past issue 12?). That is some gorgeous work, and I personally think it looks best in the black and white pages you posted.

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