Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Joe Madureira Sketchbook

Starting as an intern at Marvel comics at age 16, while still in high school.  By the time he was 20 he was the regular artist on Uncanny X-Men, one of Marvels biggest titles during the height of the publishers popularity during the mid 90's.  One of the first American comic artists to combine tradition comic book illustration with Japanese style manga, his work has been in high demand ever since, both in comic books and in video game design.  I love his work but decided to only do a gallery of his pencil sketches because no one sketches with the clarity and bold line work like him. He can draw kinetic action, dynamic group splash-pages, beautiful women, hideous monsters, armour and mechanics, animals, and superheroes.  Since I first saw his work in Battle Chasers he has been one of my favorite comic artists.  If you like his work search out more on google because he does not have a person website or blog.

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