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Month of Art Stars: Artist’s Choice – Eduardo Risso

Every day in June I featured the work of a great artist, only instead of me picking the artist to feature, they were 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!

I ended up with more suggestions than there were days in the month, so enjoy a few BONUS installments!

The third bonus installment is the pick of Val Semeiks, a long time artist who had significant runs on Conan the Barbarian and The Demon, on top of a great number of other works. He recently had a run on She-Hulk and is currently doing work on Amazing Spider-Man Family. Here‘s his website.

Val’s pick is Eduardo Risso.

Eduardo Risso, obviously, is most well known for his work on 100 issues of 100 Bullets.

Here’s a vast sampling of his work on the title.

Some pages from the #40s…

Some pages from the #50s…

Some pages from the #60s…

Some pages from the #70s…

Some pages from the #80s…

Some pages from the #90s…

Some pages from the final issue, #100…

He also did a Logan mini-series for Marvel recently – here are some pages…

I can’t wait to see what Risso has coming up next – he’s amazing! Here‘s a page where you can buy original art from Risso (that’s where the sample pages from above come from).

Thanks to Val for the pick!

11 Comments

Tom Fitzpatrick

July 4, 2009 at 6:16 am

One FANTASTIC artist!!!

Talk about the significant OTHER half in the creative team of 100 Bullets.

I loved reading this series, as there’s the dialogue, the story in the art, and the background story in art.
Risso was so good at this.

No wonder Azzarello and Risso were like Ginger and Rogers, like Ennis and Dillon.

Can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

Er…Ginger and Rogers?

I think you mean Rogers and Aistaire.

But, yeah, you can’t say no to Risso. He’s excellent, a master of loose, liquid noir.

…and I added an extra ‘i’ to Fred Astaire’s last name. Whoops.

Tom Fitzpatrick

July 4, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Wasn’t there a “Ginger” somewhere? ;-)

Probably dead by now, at the current rate.

Ginger is Rogers, as in Ginger Rogers (1911-1995). The lady could dance. And that is some fine pen and ink, by Eduardo Risso.

People (Wizard really) talk about Mark Bagley being the master storyteller. Eduardo Risso blows everyone out of the water with his storytelling.

"O" the Humanatee!

July 5, 2009 at 11:14 am

Risso’s amazing – aside from his draftsmanship, he has a great sense of editing: what details to leave in, what to leave out, and when.

Interesting to see Semeiks pick Risso. It seems to me most artists in this feature pick artists whose work is in some sense similar to their own, or which they aspire to resemble, but I see little similarity between Semeiks and Risso.

I love Risso’s art. One of the best!

Risso is one of the greatest comic artist !

Love these guys….so talented. However, no one ever mentions their work on Batman, Broken City, which for me is a masterpiece. I read that trade at least once a month for inspiration. The first time I bought it, I had to read it 3 times to find out “whudunit.” I was so taken with the Risso’s work that I didn’t follow the plot.

RISSO is a Master of sequential art unique angles beautifull woman hes work with shadows is what makes him stand out , hes pages are better viewed in black and white , aldough i think they did a good job with Logan the watercolor look works well 2.

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