I always have a running list of my favorite comic artists (please include comic title) and would be curious to compare notes (1 is most favorite):
I also thought about Kentaro Miura (Berserk), but I don't know, at which number to place him
Eiichiro Oda (One Piece)Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist)Takeshi Obata (Bakuman)Shillin (Calciphona)uru-chan (UnOrdinary)Mitsuru Adachi (MIX)Marvin (Humor me)
In no particular order.
I'm generic and proud of it lol.
I feel like I’ll be outing myself as a degenerate if I answer this question
In no particular order but the ones I would automatically point to:
And special consideration to Hergé and Naoko Takeuchi for influencing just everyone.
It's always hard to limit it to 7, but I'll try:
Yuko Ota - Johnny WanderTom Siddell - Gunnerkrieg CourtMinna Sunberg- Stand Still, Stay SilentJade Mcgilvray- EncephalonLi Chen - Extra OrdinaryTony Cliff - Delilah DirkDer-shing Hemler- Mare Internum / The Meek
Grew up a shameless weeb. Only within the last few years started looking for media exclusively elsewhere (still love me some manga or anime when its good however)
1.Hiroya oku 2.Kentaro Miura3.Hirohiko Araki4.sae_jin5.Paulie Blade6.RM dooley7.Donny Yi George
In no particular order:
I rarely read western comics so I only list mangakas. I not a regular manga reader, haven't read a lot, but here are my personal favorites.
Kohei Horekoshi (My Hero Academia)-- I've been noticing his works since his manga 'Oumagadoki Zoo'. He has such cool art style. He's really try his best writing his best work also subverting general cliches. It's such a warm feeling seeing him grow into top mangakas of Jump.
Masashi Kishimoto(Samurai 8)-- Of course... Naruto. Though his stories are a bit cliche, I TRULY admire his top-tier paneling & compositions. It's even better in 'Samurai 8'. I feel that he is a traditionalist at core and likes use eastern mythologies & new age stuff on his works.
Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter x hunter)-- This guy's a master of worldbuilding & making rules, and his story's so captivating I'm so looking forward to his new pages. The 2011 anime makes me binge-reading his older works. Like 'YuYu Hakusho', but love 'HxH'. I'm also a lot like him, a procrastinator.
Takehiko Inoue (Vagabond) What makes him one of my favorite is not his recent works- but 'Slam Dunk'. I had a blast a watching reading the series & also 'Real' in my early days. He's great at almost everything, and he really knows how to sell a moving scene.
Nobuyuki Fukumoto (Kaiji series)-- Another old series discovered by good anime adaptation. First his art style is quite a shocker but I was so impressed by some of his writing and also anime adaptations so I have to add this up. I like him able to present an authentic Japanese culture in a subtle way. He can go into details about stuff and still very believable. But seriously i don't like him dragging the story to the max, in many times.
Paru Itagaki (Beastars)-- When I discovered the manga I thought it was a shojo manga: the monologues, more emphasis on feelings etc. I like she writes the characters' mindset with great sensitivity. I read a few chapters but dismissed by the sketchy art and pacing.That was few years ago.(I did not realize her compositions are great too) However the anime does a terrific job it revives my interest. Perhaps this is the best "furry" manga ever created.
Makoto Raiku (Animal Land)-- Underrated mangaka. His art style is cartoonish but bold and wild at the same time. I like reading 'Zatch Bell' when i was younger. His slapstick humors are really funny and also can do emotional scenes well. It maybe not so great for most but his mangas makes me laugh and cry (in a good way).
There are others are really great but i only list the ones that has lasting effect on me.
The artists I'm trying to steal some mojo from most right now are:
Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri
This is a NSFW list, but they're all incredible artists.
In no particular order...
I agree with a lot of manga artists out there but it rlly is a crime that no one listed naoki urasawa yet??? im listing him 7 times so the anime/manga gods can forgive our sins
In no particular order, here are mine:
Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist)Tillie Walden (On A Sunbeam)Nihei Tsutomu (Blame!)Kei Toume (Kurogane)Moto Hagio (AA')Kaori Ozaku (Immortal Rain)
(I can't think of anymore right now)
Stuart ImmonenPepe LarrazMahmud AsrarJorge JimenezAmy ReederKhari RandolphLuciano Vecchio
Jack KirbyWill EisnerGo NagaiOsamu TezukaDarwyn CookeAlex RossJim Steranko
lol. thanks for the shoutout
This is so cool seeing such a diversity of artists (only a few repeats) that people are into.