If there’s one consistent thing about art, its that its highly subjective. not everyone will like the same thing. What one person may like another will not, but the wonderful thing about art is that there really is something out there for everyone, and for me, the art of Joe Madureira ranks right up there with some of the best I have the pleasure of seeing in some of my favorite comic book stories.
Joe Mad is a comic book writer/artist and game developer, best known for his work on Marvel Comics’ Uncanny X-Men and his creator-owned comic book Battle Chasers.
Madureira’s style combines Western comic book influences with aspects of Japanese manga, and has been credited for helping the latter influence the American comic book industry. [Wiki]
What has garnered my ‘personal’ attention and liking of Madureira’s work however has always been the fine and intricate ‘detail’ his work has displayed. Though some may prefer more abstract comic book art, the level of detail Madureira puts into his drawings is something that keeps me reading and re-reading comics over and over again – a sure sign that the art NEVER TIRES.
But enough talk, here is but a FRACTION of the work, that is Joe Mad…
Notable links for more on Joe Madureira:
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS…FROM JOE MADUREIRA [DeviantArt]
A great piece by Joe Mad on advice he gives on becoming a successful artist or becoming a working professional.
Joe Madureira on Inhuman #3 [YouTube]
A YouTube video which shows Joe putting together the cover art of Inhuman #3. Remember I spoke of his amazing attention to detail? See it in action here.