Month of Art Stars: Artist’s Choice – Jon J. Muth
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 Dustin Nguyen, an awesome artist whose work you can currently see in the pages of Batman: Streets of Gotham. Here‘s his website.
Dustin’s pick is Jon J. Muth.
Jon J. Muth’s first major comic book work was the epic (in more than one way) series Moonshadow, alongside writer J.M. Dematteis.
Here are all the covers Muth did for the series, to give you an idea of how gorgeous his work was on it (the first 13 images are the original 12 issues plus the trade collection of those issues – the next 14 images are reprints by Vertigo of the original 12 issues with new Muth covers, a “Farewell, Moonshadow” book and “The Compleat Moonshadow”)….
Muth was chosen to draw the second to last issue of Sandman!! That’s quite cool. Here are some interior pages from that…
Muth also drew an issue of Global Frequency…
More recently, Muth has become one of the most acclaimed children’s book illustrator (and even more recently, illustrator AND writer).
Here is some of his absolutely brilliant work on the book Why I Will Never Ever Ever Ever Have Enough Time to Read This Book, written by Remy Charlip and illustrated by Muth…
See more of Muth’s work at his website here.
Thanks to Dustin for the pick!