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Month of Art Stars: Artist’s Choice – Rebecca Dart

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 Pia Guerra, co-creator and main artist of Vertigo’s acclaimed Y the Last Man. Most recently, Guerra has done some work with IDW. Here is her website.

Pia’s pick is Rebecca Dart.

Rebecca Dart really burst on to the scene with her 2004 graphic novel, Rabbithead, which really showed off her brilliant design sense.

Here are a couple of pages from it…

Here is a short story she did….

And here are some various drawings and sketches she has done…

Check out her live journal here.

Thanks to Pia for the pick!


Wow! Great choice!

Wow. What an incredibly versatile artist! I love the cartoony page at the top with all the insets and at the bottom the dreamscape stuff and anthropomorphic wave. I’m surprised we haven’t seen more from such an amazing talent.

Tom from West Chester

June 28, 2009 at 6:31 am

This is a great choice. I’ve never seen her work before but I love it.

I’m glad to see more of her work – I’ve only read the Rabbit Head excerpt from the Best American Comics 2006 (I think) volume, edited by Harvey Pekar, which I loved. Great stuff!

Dart’s rendering techniques are truly impressive. Those last four samples especially show a wonderful breadth of style, with the soft, undulating, tentacle-like landscape a particular highlight.

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