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    • CommentAuthoraaronace
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
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    Marko Djurdjevic
    Ashley Wood
    Alex Ross
    Jo Chen
    Glenn Fabry
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      CommentAuthorCharlene
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
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    James Stokoe
    Gabriel Rodriguez
    Skottie Young
    Riley Rossmo
    Esao Andrews
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    J.H. Williams III
    Massimo Carnevale
    John Cassaday
    Dave Johnson
    Jock
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    1. JOCK
    2. Reverend Dave Johnson
    3. Mike Mignola
    4. James Jean
    5. J.H. Williams III
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    Alex Ross
    Marko Djurdjevic
    Alan Davis
    J.H. Williams III
    Phil Noto
    • CommentAuthorJECole
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011 edited
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    Jock
    JP Leon
    Rian Hughes
    Esad Ribic
    Sean Phillips
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      CommentAuthorAgentCoop
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
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    Simon Bisley (mostly for his brilliant doom Patrol covers)
    Alex Ross
    Brian Bolland
    Dave McKean
    Travis Charest

    That last spot was tough. So many I wanted to name, but I've been in a Charest mood lately.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
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    Nowt new here, sorry.

    Brian Bolland
    Glenn Fabry
    Frank Quietly
    Alex Ross
    Dave McKean
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    Mike Mignola
    James Jean
    Dave McKean
    Esad Ribic
    Adi Granov

    Would have loved to include more like Ashley Wood, Dave Johnson and others but these were the top 5 that came to me first.
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      CommentAuthorHEY APATHY!
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011 edited
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    gotta add a
    Bill Sienkiewicz

    and some manga,

    Katsuhiro Otomo
    Masamune Shirow
    Hiroaki Samura
    Ryoichi Ikegami


    i know it's not really what Warren's thinking about but all my other favs (Bolland/Bradstreet/Mckean/Burrows) have been mentioned already and these Japanese artists spend so much time on their beautiful covers!
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    Simon Bisley
    Dave McKean
    Ashley Wood
    Sam Kieth
    Simon Bisley
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    Some artists are much better for certain kinds of covers than others, so it's a bit of a strange question.

    Artists that just do good covers regardless of, but appropriate to the comic content are a really rare bunch and I don't know that I could come up with five of those.

    Dave Johnson does consistently strong covers for a variety of books with differing tones. If I needed a go-to cover artist without knowing the content he'd be my choice.
    Adam Hughes is another guy who does great covers, though he seems to be used as just a pin-up guy more than he deserves.
    Chris Bachalo does good covers with occasional leaps into great covers and has a much broader range than the market he's currently working in.
    Brian Bolland always does great work with a deep range.

    After that you start getting into artists who are really good for a specific genre and less so for others.

    There are some living artists who are effectively has-beens for comic covers. At one point in the 90s, Joe Quesada was one of the better cover artists in the business. His deflated Ghost Rider cover is still one of the best of the era. He's alive, but I don't know if he has the magic still. Dave McKean really isn't a comics guy anymore, so I don't think he could be bothered to do any cover unless Neil wrote it. Claire Wendling did amazing covers for her Lights of Amalou series, but I think she's done with comics as well. Pretty much the same situation with James Jean.

    Sorry, just a list of four with a few digressions.
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    James Jean
    Jock
    Dave Johnson
    Joe Benitez
    Clayton Crain
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    in no particular order:
    Dave Johnson
    Yannick Paquette
    Brian Wood
    Alex Ross
    Scott Wegener
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      CommentAuthorPupato
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011 edited
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      CommentAuthorSobreiro
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
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    Nobody mentioned Druillet!
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    Simon Bisley
    Alex Maleev
    Chris Bachalo
    Jo Chen
    Jae Lee needs more shouts
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
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    George Perez

    Adam Hughes

    Amanda Conner

    John Cassady

    Dave McKean
    • CommentAuthorMJBoyson
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
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    Erik Larsen
    Ian Miller
    Ryan Ottley
    Simon Bisley
    Dave Johnson
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
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    David Finch

    Juan Doe

    John Paul Leon

    Greg Tocchini

    Tom Fowler