Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.68 Shawn Martinbrough

No.68 Shawn Martinbrough

African-American artist Shawn Martinbrough started his career with work for DC’s Milestone Media in the early 1990s. Influenced by the likes of Alex Toth, Frank Miller and David Mazzuchelli, Martinbrough is a comic illustrator who trained at New York’s prestigious School of Visual Arts. Words: Joel Meadows

His first published work was as an illustrator for Marvel /Epic Hellraiser line which led to Tales of the Marvels: Blockbuster, written by Mike Baron. Martinbrough really got noticed though when he was invited by Dwayne McDuffie to join Milestone where he inked John Paul Leon on Static and then on the imprint’s Shadow Cabinet in the 1990s.

The pair collaborated again on DC’s Challengers Of The Unknown in 1997 but it was the same year that the artist debuted as a penciller on the company’s Creeper series.

He followed this up as penciller on DC’s flagship Detective Comics with writer Greg Rucka.

The illustrator moved to Marvel after this well-regarded run to work on X-Men spin-off Morlocks with writer Geoff Johns but he came back to DC to illustrate Angeltown, a blaxploitation-style crime miniseries for Vertigo with writer Gary Phillips.

In 2009, he drew four issue limited series Luke Cage Noir back at Marvel and from 2012 to 2020, he was the artist on Image/ Skybound’s Thief of Thieves with British comic writer Andy Diggle.

Martinbrough’s clean lines and filmic approach to his drawing has won him many fans around the world and like his contemporaries Tommy Lee Edwards and John Paul Leon he brings a stark graphic sensibility to his illustrations. He is also as much at home creating cover pieces as he is drawing sequential work so he is a true all-rounder as an artist.

Here’s links through to the other entries in our 101 Greatest so far as well

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.69 Al Feldstein

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.70 Nestor Redondo

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.71 Tarpe Mills

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.72 Eduardo Risso

 

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.73 JH Williams III

 

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.74 Irv Novick

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.75 Dan Zolnerowich

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.76 Gilbert Shelton

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.77 Tommy Lee Edwards

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.78: Sean Phillips

 

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.79: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.80: Dan DeCarlo

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.81: Marie Severin

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.82: John Paul Leon

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.83: Jim Lee

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.84: Denys Cowan

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.85: Ross Andru

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.86: Paul Gustavson

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.87: George Evans

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.88: Michael Golden

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.89: Matt Baker

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.90: Todd McFarlane

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.91: Fiona Staples

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.92: Carl Barks

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.93: Carmine Infantino

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.94: Alan Davis

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.95: CC Beck

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.96: Syd Shores

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.97: Bob Fujitani

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.98: Tim Sale

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.99: Jim Aparo

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