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Characters that look the best when drawn by their creators
« on: December 28, 2016, 10:48:27 AM »

We talk about our favorite renditions of characters, but what about the flipside of that?



To me, Mike Mignola draws the best Hellboy.  There are a lot of great renditions of Hellboy out there, but for some reason, there is a certain essence to his design that Mignola captures.

Fun fact: When Hellboy appeared in Savage Dragon, Erik Larsen tried his best to copy Mignola's style when drawing him because he felt that was the truest way to draw him.
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Re: Characters that look the best when drawn by their creators
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 12:10:45 PM »

Yeah, (this is s good topic) no one draws HB like Mignola.
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Re: Characters that look the best when drawn by their creators
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 04:29:45 PM »

Also was instantly thinking Hellboy. No other character works as well for this topic
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Re: Characters that look the best when drawn by their creators
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 10:12:04 PM »

^^^True.

George Perez does some designs that only look right when he does them. Jericho's original look? Gay as hell...

...but its George Perez art, so he still managed to make it look cool.
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Re: Characters that look the best when drawn by their creators
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2016, 12:07:13 AM »

Yep, this is the same costume but done by a different artist (Tom Grummett who is normally pretty good).  Looks terrible.

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Re: Characters that look the best when drawn by their creators
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 04:39:47 AM »

^^^Yikes!
Grummett does a good job on 4th World designs, i think, working with zkirby's clunky costumes.
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Re: Characters that look the best when drawn by their creators
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2016, 08:54:21 AM »

Larsen with Savage Dragon.
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Re: Characters that look the best when drawn by their creators
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2016, 11:05:09 AM »

Larsen with Savage Dragon.

True.  No one quite captures the fin like he does.


And since we're talking about Image, Sam Keith is pretty much the only person who could draw The Maxx and make it not look awkward.
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Re: Characters that look the best when drawn by their creators
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2016, 12:30:42 PM »

Agree on the Maxx, but Jason Pearson draws a better Dragon than Larsen.



Not knocking Larsen (love him). But its like saying someone draws a better FF than Kirby.
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Re: Characters that look the best when drawn by their creators
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2016, 10:36:42 PM »

I liked Pearson a lot.
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Re: Characters that look the best when drawn by their creators
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2016, 05:13:02 AM »

Me too. His Body Bags of course.
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Re: Characters that look the best when drawn by their creators
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2016, 06:55:33 AM »

I've always been surprised that, to my knowledge, he has never worked for Marvel or DC.
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Re: Characters that look the best when drawn by their creators
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2016, 07:04:03 AM »

I just checked, and his Wikipedia (i know, dodgy) bibliography says he worked on LoSH. Cant find any art, though.
I'd love to see some!
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Re: Characters that look the best when drawn by their creators
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2016, 07:08:04 AM »

I googled.  There is some LOSH out there and a few covers.  One has Deadpool fighting Hawkeye.
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Re: Characters that look the best when drawn by their creators
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2016, 10:00:38 AM »

His style has evolved a hell of a lot down the years, but Carlos Ezquerra is the definitive Judge Dredd artist by a long way. Some draw prettier single scenes but no-one has delivered the same level of consistent quality and story-telling as Ezquerra has across Dredd's entire existence. He's still a regular artist on the book to this day and has drawn most of the key moments in Dredd history.

First issue:


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