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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Underappreciated Artist Spotlight – Rudy Nebres

This time around, I take a look at artist Rudy Nebres, who did some excellent work during the 70s and 80s but never became a household name.
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Underappreciated Artist Spotlight – Paul Norris

This time around, I’m highlighting the work of one of the original underappreciated artists: Paul Norris.
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Underappreciated Artist Spotlight – Bob Fujitani

If you have never heard the name Bob Fujitani, you are in for a real treat. As far as Golden Age greats go, he may be the most ‘under the radar’ of them all. His work is as prolific as it is exquisite, but his name rarely seems to come up in conversations about the all-time greats.
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Spotlight on Ruben Moreira

Here is long overdue Underappreciated Artist Spotlight on the great Ruben Moreira:
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Underappreciated Artist Spotlight – Joe Staton

Joe Staton has drawn so many wonderful comic books, and yet you rarely see him listed in top 10, top 50 or even top 100 list of top artists. I’ve always found this to be a bit odd, as while he may not be a Kirby or Ditko, he definitely had a distinctive look and is an extremely effective storyteller. It can’t be mere coincidence that so many of my favorite books were drawn by Joe Staton. Continue Reading »

Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Underappreciated Artist Spotlight – Pat Boyette

Many people may not be very familiar with Pat Boyette’s work, as he did not do much work for DC or Marvel. Others may not really know what to think of his style at first glance. It is unique to say the least. In the late 60s, when the funnybook world was shifting towards the Neal Adams standard (which is a fine standard); Pat Boyette was still telling stories in his own way. Continue Reading »

Underappreciated Artist Spotlight – Herb Trimpe

Here’s Scott’s last UAS piece. His new column starts tomorrow! – BC

EDITED TO ADD: Due to some log-in snafus, Scott’s first piece will be Wednesday, instead.

It’s time for another installment of UAS, this time feature Herb Trimpe. Trimpe was a real Marvel mainstay for those of us who devoured comics in the Bronze Age. Although mostly associated with the Incredible Hulk, he could draw everything from westerns to monster books. Continue Reading »

Underappreciated Artist Spotlight – Mort Meskin

Here’s Scott’s next piece – BC.

What can I say about Mort Meskin? I absolutely adore his artwork. Continue Reading »

Underappreciated Artist Spotlight – Frank Thorne

Here’s Scott’s next piece – BC

When I asked other classics fans which artists you’d like to see featured here – one name that popped up was Frank Thorne, and I couldn’t agree more. Continue Reading »

Underappreciated Artist Spotlight – Ross Andru

Here’s Scott’s next piece – BC.

I grew up with Ross Andru’s work, as he was the principal penciller on Amazing Spider-Man when I was just a young lad. Of course, Andru had worked for a long time before that and would work for a long time afterwards.

It seems that Ross Andru rarely gets mentioned when list of ‘great artists’ are compiled but I cannot think of many other artists who worked steadily for so many years and who felt comfortable in just about any genre. He could do war, super-hero, humor, western, dinosaurs – anything. Continue Reading »

Underappreciated Artist Spotlight – Doug Wildey

Here’s another piece by Scott – BC

We are back with another edition of the Underappreciated Artist Spotlight. This time, let’s focus on a man who might not be well known to those fans who do not venture outside of the capes and tights genre.

Doug Wildey is probably best known for creating Johnny Quest (a DVD that I love more than any other), but he also provided quality artwork to a number of different companies. Continue Reading »

Underappreciated Artist Spotlight – Dan Spiegle

Here’s Scott’s next piece – BC.

Dan Spiegle rarely gets mentioned among the funnybook greats, but over recent years I’ve noticed a real trend towards a greater appreciation of what he brought to the 4 Color world. Continue Reading »

Underappreciated Artist Spotlight – Ramona Fradon

Here’s the first of Scott’s Underappreciated Artist Spotlights – BC

I was invited to hop aboard the good ship CSBG to help everyone see the goodness in old funnybooks.

I thought a good way to get started is to post a week long series of Underappreciated Artist Spotlights. The purpose of these spotlights is to shine some light on a creator who may not be mentioned in the same breath as a Kirby or Adams, but who nonetheless has made a real mark in the comic book business.

This is a series that has run intermittently over a Classic Comics at CBR for the past 5 years so some of you may be experiencing a bit of déjà vu, but that’s really just a sign of ageing.

I can’t think of a better place to begin than a look at the wonderfully charming art of Ramona Fradon. Continue Reading »

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