Comic Art Now is a great book to reference some household cartoonists of the industry. Cartoonist my be the wrong word. Comic artists to some but really an artist in the true sense. A comic artist has the undaunting task of creating a world from scratch unlike a film crew that has millions of dollars and staff to build a whole new dynamic world of suspended disbelief. With a pencil and black ink, some artists are able to bring us to whole new worlds. Here are some of the most celebrated artists with sections divided into different genres of illustrators. Some will say not the most comprehensive collection, but it really encompasses some of the better and undiscovered talent with online information added to each drawing. It’s an amazing artistic tool and you get to learn more about your favorite illustrators.
Comic art has finally reached acceptance as a legitimate and important art form in its own right, and is a source of inspiration for musicians, fashion designers, and Hollywood directors. In Comic Art Now, some of its finest exponents are gathered together for the first time in a volume that reveals the diversity and rich talent that abounds in this visually thrilling artform. The book showcases the top contemporary comic artists, whether they are established professionals such as Bryan Talbot, John Cassady, Alex Ross, Sean Phillips, Chris Ware, Mike Mignola, Dave Gibbons, Brendan McCarthy, and Frank Cho, or hot new creators making waves in the industry, like Kaare Andrews, JG Jones, Jason, and Steve McNiven.