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loki5
10-24-2009, 12:03 AM
Well, the subject line is pretty self-explanatory. I'm looking for a current comic book artist (note: sequential artist, not just a pin-up one) who has a clean, "good girl" style but can also do realistic action and sci-fi/horror. As examples, I'd list Dave Stevens (RIP), Frank Cho, Adriano Batista (Dynamite's Jungle Girl), and Billy Tucci. Preferably from the indie field, but Marvel/DC artists can certainly be included as well.

So, can you help me come up with a list?

(This is for a project I've got coming up. I can make recommendations to the publisher, though there's obviously a whole slew of other factors involved - page rates, availability, sequential skills, etc.)

loki5
10-25-2009, 10:40 AM
Wow, 70 views and no suggestions? Come on, guys, I know you have some artists you know of. There's a wealth of indie books out there that I just don't have time to keep up with...

Scribbly
10-25-2009, 11:23 AM
Wow, 70 views and no suggestions? Come on, guys, I know you have some artists you know of. There's a wealth of indie books out there that I just don't have time to keep up with...
Maybe we can not understand what are you talking about.

TheDeeMan
10-25-2009, 11:29 AM
Maybe we can not understand what are you talking about.

Truly. I mean, you mention page rates, etc. Are you looking for someone to do artwork for you?

Dee

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Lee Nordling
10-25-2009, 11:55 AM
I think this is a "fun" thing.

There have been numerous artists over the years whom were tagged with the "good girl artist," meaning they're especially good at drawing women.

Dave Stevens was terrific at this.

I don't have any suggestions, but that's what this thread is about: pick your favorite "good girl artist."

Drawing images well that are sexy and alluring is probably the criteria.

--Lee

loki5
10-25-2009, 12:22 PM
Sorry, I thought my original message was pretty clear, but looking back on it I can see where it can be confusing.

I'm looking for two thing:

1) Compile a list of modern/contemporary comic book artists who would fall into the "good girl" style of art. Adam Hughes, Frank Cho, etc. See Lee's post below this one, he's got it. I love that style of art, but since I can't keep up with every comic that's published, I'm sure there are a lot of artists that I'm unfamiliar with, and it would be fun to compiler a list of them.

2) As a side benefit, I'm currently working on a project that requires this kind of artist, so I can make some recommendations to my publisher based on the list. (My comment about page rates and such was to say that although I can recommend certain artists, it's still up my editor/publisher to pick one based on the available budget, the artist's availability, etc. i.e. it's not a sure thing)

Hope that helps!

Lee Nordling
10-25-2009, 12:31 PM
I'm not voting favorites (I'm not in a Top 10 kinda mood), but look here for cool girl stuff:

In the Disney tradition, look to folks like Chris Sanders:
http://www.chrissandersart.com/www/blog.php

For the BEST online bookstore (grounded in the L.A. area), check out all the cool sketchbooks at:

http://www.stuartngbooks.com

--Lee

L Jamal
10-25-2009, 01:58 PM
Terry Dodson
Stephane Roux
Paul Renaud

Newt
10-25-2009, 02:33 PM
Los Bros Hernandez!

Gilbert:
http://68revoluciones.com/blog/images/duckfeet.jpg

Jaime:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ee/LoveAndRockets31.jpg

Scribbly
10-25-2009, 04:16 PM
Joshua Middleton
Adrian Alphona.

MrGranger
10-26-2009, 02:27 AM
Lots of the "good girls" that were drawn by the artists you mentioned were a bit naughty. That threw me, so when in doubt I keep the trap shut.

heartofglitter
10-26-2009, 06:04 AM
Adam Hughes
Joseph Michael Linsner

onizuka43
10-26-2009, 05:18 PM
I've been enjoying Amanda Conner lately, especially her Supergirl stuff in wednesday comics.

Eliseu Gouveia
10-26-2009, 06:36 PM
[shameless plug]

- Me! :har:


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Biofungus
10-26-2009, 06:48 PM
Frank Cho and Eliseu Gouveia. Those are the only two I'd consider hiring :whistlin:

Paul Sanderson
10-26-2009, 06:54 PM
I think just about all of the good ones have been mentioned here already. Dodson and Cho are probably the best, at least IMO.

loki5
10-27-2009, 10:23 PM
Thanks guys, that's a good start to the list. There were a couple of artists I wasn't familiar, one being Paul Renaud. Nice stuff.

And Eliseu: very nice samples. I'm assuming they're try-outs for the Frank Cho book, 50 Girls 50? Anyway, I forwarded your name and samples to my publisher for consideration.

citizentim
10-27-2009, 11:20 PM
Travis Charest.

But then again, that dude is my answer to every question.

Eliseu Gouveia
10-27-2009, 11:50 PM
And Eliseu: very nice samples. I'm assuming they're try-outs for the Frank Cho book, 50 Girls 50? Anyway, I forwarded your name and samples to my publisher for consideration.


Thanks, Loki. :)

Yeah, those are from the 50 Girls 50 try outs.

Scribbly
10-28-2009, 12:26 AM
Adam Hughes, Frank Cho, Terry Dodson, then.

down21
10-28-2009, 02:12 AM
Dean Yeagle?

Johnny Crash
10-28-2009, 10:47 AM
Jerry Carr (http://jerrycarr.deviantart.com/).

loki5
10-29-2009, 09:38 AM
Actually, I should have mentioned my friend Tim Fischer (http://www.comix-mill.com/) as well.

cbgiles
11-01-2009, 10:43 PM
Don't forget local talent that draws "good girl" art and is a girl:
http://www.goldengoatstudios.com/renae/

psmonsky
11-02-2009, 12:11 AM
Two names that haven't been mentioned, but particularly belong in this conversation are Brad Gorby and Ed Coutts.

Gorby was the long-time penciler on the Femforce from AC Comics which was/is the quintessential good girl art comic book for the past 2 1/2 decades! He's pretty much a legend among good girl art fans. He's been out of the comic book business for several years now, but there are rumors he's gonna be back freelancing. He's got a DeviantArt page if you're interested, but I'm not sure any of his sequential work is up there. He's fantastic at sequentials, though, as his work on nearly 50 issues of Femforce, and "Parts Unknown" written by Beau Smith can attest. I wish I could point you to good scans of his work. The best I can do is this page. The first 4 pages, the last 2, and a couple of the other ones are Gorby (inked by Heike).

Samples of Brad Gorby Sequential Art on Femforce (http://www.femforce-femfans.com/art3/intart1.html)


Ed Coutts is another artist who is spectacular at sequential good girl art. His name's not really well known, but he's done a bunch of Femforce issues, as well as work in a good girl art anthology I publish called VaVaVaVoom! Here are some pages from stories he's drawn:

Femforce 119 (http://www.femforce-femfans.com/ff119pg.jpg) Femforce 124 select panels (http://www.femforce-femfans.com/preview.html)
Femforce 132 (http://www.femforce-femfans.com/ff132pg.jpg)
Femforce 139 (http://www.femforce-femfans.com/ff139pg.jpg)
Page from "Smoke and Mirrors" story in VaVaVaVoom #1 (http://femfan1.deviantart.com/art/VaVaVaVoom-Smoke-and-Mirrors-69895415)
Page from "Smoke and Mirrors" story in VaVaVaVoom #2 (http://femfan1.deviantart.com/art/VaVaVaVoom-Smoke-and-Mirrors-2-126092529)
Page from "Smoke and Mirrors" story in VaVaVaVoom #3 (http://femfan1.deviantart.com/art/VaVaVaVoom-Smoke-and-Mirrors-3-126093025)

In my opinion, both of these guys' names should be better known and higher up there on any listing of modern sequential art good girl artists!

Lee Nordling
11-02-2009, 01:39 PM
What I find fascinating here is how the "good girl artists" label hasn't made its way into the contemporary comic book world.

In animation, we know what it means, and it has to do with drawing women really well, but in a sexually enticing way, not unlike some of the best Playboy illustrators from times past.

Not unlike Frank Frazetta, who's certainly one of the better ones in the last 50 years.

I'm not saying folks aren't entitled to like women with enormous boobs and butts that are thrust into the reader's face, or anorexic girlie women who don't bear any resemblance to the human figure.

I'm saying that there's been a HUGE disconnect here between what this label used to mean and how it's being applied here.

Fascinating, actually.

--Lee

PS. the label has less to do with personal taste, and more to do with some unwritten guidelines that demand an understanding of anatomy and sensuality. Dave Stevens was a great "good girl" artist, and he'd have appreciated that label. Frank Cho is one, too. I see some of these examples noted here, and I really shake my head. Being able to draw women and being a "good girl" artist are two completely different things.

loki5
11-02-2009, 01:50 PM
What I find fascinating here is how the "good girl artists" label hasn't made its way into the contemporary comic book world...I'm saying that there's been a HUGE disconnect here between what this label used to mean and how it's being applied here.
Lee, not only do I understand your point, I completely agree with it too. True, there are no hard rules or a checklist about what kind of style constitutes "good girl" but there are understood rules. I blame the 1990s "bad girl" era in comics with ruining the distinction and overemphasizing pr0n poses over actual anatomy, style, playfullness, etc.

down21
11-05-2009, 02:22 AM
What I find fascinating here is how the "good girl artists" label hasn't made its way into the contemporary comic book world.

In animation, we know what it means, and it has to do with drawing women really well, but in a sexually enticing way, not unlike some of the best Playboy illustrators from times past.

Not unlike Frank Frazetta, who's certainly one of the better ones in the last 50 years.

I'm not saying folks aren't entitled to like women with enormous boobs and butts that are thrust into the reader's face, or anorexic girlie women who don't bear any resemblance to the human figure.

I'm saying that there's been a HUGE disconnect here between what this label used to mean and how it's being applied here.

Fascinating, actually.

--Lee

PS. the label has less to do with personal taste, and more to do with some unwritten guidelines that demand an understanding of anatomy and sensuality. Dave Stevens was a great "good girl" artist, and he'd have appreciated that label. Frank Cho is one, too. I see some of these examples noted here, and I really shake my head. Being able to draw women and being a "good girl" artist are two completely different things.

Speaking of Frazetta, I did kind of think it as Little Annie Fanny and Daisy Mae kind of art. Thx for prompting the wikipedia search.