8 Talented Comic Book Artists to follow on Twitterby Priya Singh October 13, 2014 0 comments
Nowadays, comic books have occupied a significant place in the readers’ library. Moreover, being a creative or innovative art, its readers have expanded day by day. Thus, it has become a challenging job for all creative artists to attract more and more audience for the better survival in this industry. For gaining the wide readership, they have to produce a creative and unique artwork including a great story, outstanding characters, the meticulous work of penciling and linking them in each frame that should essentially be full of entertain and fun. Also, they have to make sure that their artwork would leave a good and memorial experience in the readers’ minds.
Advertising, exhibitions and other sales promotion activities all of these have now become the old method for introducing and promoting the comic books. In this high tech world, where all things are done on a single click via internet, launching a comic book is also not an exception. Twitter, being an addictive social media tool provides a common place for both comic artists and readers. Through twitter, comic artists can introduce and promote all their creative artwork. Readers also, unlike earlier, can keep an eye on the latest comic books and they can even interact with their favorite comic book creators. As, we always want to keep updates and follow our favorite creative comic artist like our other favorite actors, actresses, players, politicians etc, twitter provides that platform for the same.
In fact the day by day the increasing numbers of artists on twitter would give enough reason for the readers to join all the available creative and talented comic artist groups and follow them.
Here, we have compiled a list of some talented comic book artists to be followed on twitter for providing the greatest exposure for all readers. So, just take a look at these comic tweeters that surely will be the next you follow.
Jim Lee, a well known artist in the comic world needs no introduction. His artwork has polished the Marvel, Image and WildStorm comics. Now, he is working at DC comics as a co-publisher. One of his most well known artwork, 1991′s X-Men #01 comic sold over 8 million copies. His other recognized pieces include Batman: Hush, X-Men, Superman: For Tomorrow, Justice League of America, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and many others. He always involves himself and remains active on social media which is clearly visible by his frequent posting of photos and videos. Right now, he is busy with his next project Superman Unchained. You can often see his posts of the sketches on Instagram. You can follow him @jimlee00 on twitter.
Skottie Young is not only a comic artist but also a writer and children’s book illustrator who is loved by the masses. He is best known for his artwork in Marvel comics. The release of his Rocket Raccoon series further adds his popularity. In the words of CBR, “most of Young’s work leaves no stone unturned in its quest for magnificence.” Among the various variant covers, the most popular is baby variant covers of recent Marvel. After creating the various series of L. Frank Baum’s Oz books with the collaboration of Eric Shanower, he has continued to adapt the fifth book in the series i.e. The Road to Oz. You can follow Skottie @skottieyoung on twitter.
He is a graphic artist, comic book artist, historian, magician, publisher and film production illustrator. In other words, one may call him a legend. He is synonymous with innovative sequential art which reflect in his various artworks. His most famous and lovely book: Nick Fury, Agent of S.HIELD is an example of his infusion of surrealism, op art and graphic design. Apart from comic books, he designed characters for films including Raiders of the Lost Ark and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. He uses twitter with the handle @iamsteranko only for interacting with his peers and public.
He is a Mexican comic artist and often uses twitter to interact with his fans. He is known for his work on American comic books like The Amazing Spider-Man, Impulse, The Spectacular Spider-Man and his own six-issue miniseries book. He was also nominated for Harvey Award as the Best Cover Artist for Peter Parker: Spider-Man book. You can follow him on twitter @humberto_ramos.
Campbell, a British writer, has worked at 2000AD since the year 2000. He has gained popularity for his work with marvel comics. He started with the Christmas Special and many other titles like Punisher MAX, Moon Knight and Dark Horses’ B.P.R.D., an extension of Hellboy. Now, you can follow him on twitter and check their updates as he has recently added new contact details with the username of @getcampbell.
Simone, best known for the DC’s Birds of Prey, is my personal favorite. Her most famous artworks include Deadpool, Secret Six, The All-New Atom and Welcome to Tranquility. She has huge fans and she always responds to all of them with great enthusiasm. She never fails to point out the unfair activities. It was Simone who took a positive step just to stop the negative controversy about cosplay by starting the popular #Cosplay Appreciation Day. She also became a writer for the Batgirl. Her never ending love for comic world is an unpredictable source of positive influence in the comic community. You can follow him on twitter through @GailSimone.
Nile Gaiman, another legend of comic world, is not only a comic artist but also an English author who writes various short fiction, novels, graphic novels and audio theatre and films as well. The comic book series: The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline and The Graveyard Book are his well known artworks. He has over 1.5 million followers and never hesitates to offer his writing wisdom who demands it. In fact, his every tweet sounds itself like a finely crafted poetry. Though, he has won numerous awards, he is the first author who has awarded with both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for his book Graveyard Book. His achievements not ends there, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, one of his books was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards. You can check his updates @neilhimself on twitter.
He is the director and the co-founder of the world’s free web conference company, Dimdim. He is very active in the indie game development scene and has received an author credit for the irrlicht 3d engine. He is also the creator of Mumbai Confidential novel, which is now available as a digital edition from ComiXology and as a hardcover paperback from Archaia. He is available on through with the username @mohaps.
All these are really talented and creative comic books artists and writers who not only entertain their audience but also provide good and memorable experience with their awesome creative artwork. They are my favorite and I love to follow them. So, just keep reading and enjoying the exciting comic books and following them in future.