Sunday, February 12, 2012

Heart Byrne

One of my favorite comic book luminaries is writer-artist John Byrne, whose runs on several ‘80s titles made me realize that not all creators were, well, “created” equal. His art was so distinct to my 10-year-old self; his strong and solid linework graced the pages of Marvel’s Alpha Flight and Fantastic Four, as well as the Marvel Universe covers. He drew his own stories, too, which made me realize that being a writer-artist is entirely possible. I’d look for his other stuff, like his Uncanny X-Men issues, eventually. Here’s a nice group shot of characters he drew during that time. I absolutely adore his massive group images, along with George Perez’ and Art Adams’.  

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