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    Artist August: James Jean [Art Feature]

    By | August 21st, 2014
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    While not explicitly a comic artist, or even an interior artist in any way, James Jean is an artist I became familiar with because of his comic work. Specifically, his work on the covers of “Fables”, the Vertigo series from Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham. Jean’s art graced the covers of over 70 issues in the series at the start, and his work became so celebrated and so synonymous with the run that Vertigo even printed a collection of his covers in one gorgeous book.

    If anyone deserved it, Jean did, as his work was and is staggeringly gorgeous. Having as much in common with comic art as it did some of the most renowned painters throughout history, it doesn’t matter what his medium is – walls on buildings, comic covers, gorgeous prints – Jean endlessly blows me away with his achingly beautiful and powerful work.

    But enough words. I have plenty of pictures for you, and that’s worth way, way more I hear. Take a look below, and enjoy. I know I do.

    Fables #71 Cover

    Maze

    Seasons

    Tiger III

    Fables #60 Cover

    Truck

    Hare/Bindle

    Hint Mint

    Fables #50 Cover

    Crayoneater

    Fables Cover Collection Cover

    Fungi


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    • Sean

      Fantastic artist, and very well-deserving of his six straight Best Cover Artist Eisners; I suspect that if he didn’t leave the comic book industry he’d still be raking the wins considering his covers were on a completely different level from everyone else’s.

      Also, Vertigo is re-issuing Fables: Covers this December 16, and its page count has been increased by 24 pages according to Amazon, so it’ll probably include his covers until 81. I was hoping that he’d do the cover for the final issue of Fables, but it’s looking unlikely.

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    By | Aug 31, 2014 | Columns

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    By | Aug 30, 2014 | Columns

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    By | Aug 29, 2014 | Columns

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