Post 4: Top picks

Dan Dos Santos

Dan’s work includes several genres, including film, comics, and novels.  He has worked for clients such as Universal Studios, Boeing Aircraft, Disney, Saatchi & Saatchi, The Greenwhich Workshop, Scholastic Books,Penguin Books, Random House, Tor Books, DC Comics, UpperDeck, and Wizards of the Coast.  He has also been the recipient of many awards.  In 2010 he received a silver Medal from Spectrum.


Alex Ross

Ross’s work consist mostly of paintings.  He has done work for Marvel Comics, DC comics, Dynamite Entertainment, other publishers such as Battle of the Planets and films like Spider-man.  Most of his work can be seen in the comics and films.


Samantha Kallis

Samantha Kallis is a Los Angeles based illustrator and visual development artist. She received a BFA for illustration and entertainment arts from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California; graduating with honors in the spring of 2010. Samantha is currently working for Nickelodeon Animation Studios.




Winsor McCay

Yes Winsor McCay.  I mean why not?  Who wouldn’t want to be the father of animation? He was so far ahead of his time.  Most famous for his Gerti the Dinosaur animation and the Little Nemo and Dreams of Rarebit Fiend comic strips.  He has also created over a dozen more films during his career.


Jim Lee

He is part owner of Image Comics and has sever work for DC and Marvel comics.  He has won six awards for his pencil work and for best new talent.  Lee has also co-wrote and publish several comics ranging from the X-Men to Batman.



Art Adams

Is a comic book artist and writer.  He first broke into the American comic book industry with the 1985 Marvel Comics miniseries Longshot. His subsequent interior comics work includes a number Marvel’s major books, including The Uncanny X-Men, Excalibur, X-Factor, Fantastic Four, Hulk and Ultimate X, as well books by various other publishers, such as Action Comics, Vampirella, The Rocketeer and The Authority.


Joao Ruas

Is a visual artist from Sao Paulo. A Bachelor in Graphic Design, he has worked inside studios in the United Kingdom and Brazil before dedicating himself exclusively to personal artwork and illustration.


Alex Alice

Alex Alice did his first illustration assignments for the Casus Belli review. After completing his studies at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce in Paris in 1997, he created the ‘Le Troisieme Testament’ series with scenarist Xavier Dorison at Glenat. In 1999, he wrote ‘Tomb Raider: Dark Aeons’ for artist Patrick Freon. In addition, he does illustrations work, covers, posters, concept art and animation projects.



The Rhodes Brothers

Rhodes brothers, Matt and Tom, hail from Calgary, Alberta. Matt is a Bachelor of design and is working as a Concept Artist at the video game developer company. Tom, the younger one is pursuing his Bachelor of Design.  Together they have an inspiring collection of digital work and animations.



Joe Madureira aka Mad

Joe Madureira is a comic book writer/artist and game developer. He is 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



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