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Month of Art Stars: Artist’s Choice – Giuseppe Camuncoli

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 Marko Djurdjevic, star cover artist (and now becoming a star interior artist, as well) at Marvel Comics (all of this on top of his great skills as a character designer). Here‘s his website.

Marko’s pick is Giuseppe Camuncoli.

Giuseppe began his career in the late 90s working in self-publishing. But then he got a gig on Brian K. Vaughan’s Swamp Thing and the Big Two haven’t given up on him since!

Here’s some fairly early mainstream work of his, from Joe Casey’s The Intimates…

As you can see, he is extremely stylized and dynamic, but the dynamism never gets in the way of the storytelling. He’s really quite marvelous.

He’s good at drawing twisted stuff, too. Here’s some twisted stuff from an issue of Jonah Hex he drew…

Here’s from a recent X-Infernus mini-series he did…

Here’s his two latest assignments…

Hellblazer…

and his current book, which comes out this week, Dark Wolverine…

He’s very impressive, so it’s great to see him getting more and more major books from the Big Two, even if I’d prefer seeing him on books like Hellblazer (his style worked beautifully with Hellblazer).

Thanks to Marko for the pick!

3 Comments

Tom Fitzpatrick

June 25, 2009 at 5:21 am

Sure gets around does he?

I liked that answer to Norman’s question “Do you know what a hero is?” and the look on his face afterwards.

Ouch.

Cammo!

Right on!

His slick art was perfect for capturing the youth and modernity of The Intimates. That book definitely suffered without him.

Is he off Hellblazer for good? I was wondering how he was going to juggle both that and Dark Wolverine. I guess the answer is: he isn’t. Seems like his run on Hellblazer will be terribly brief, as a result.

Ah well…

This dude’s everywhere now.

I think he’s doing at least another arc on Hellblazer.

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