Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.62: David Mazzuchelli

No.63 David Mazzuchelli

Mazzuchelli is a bold modern comic artist whose influences include the likes of Alex Toth, Frank Robbins and Gene Colan. Despite the fact that he hasn’t been particularly prolific in his career, he has cast a very long shadow…Words: Joel Meadows

Picture: Luigi Novi

Mazzuchelli studied at the Rhode Island School Of Design and made his artistic debut on Shang Chi at Marvel in 1983 but after a number of fill-ins, he soon found himself as regular artist on the House of Ideas’ Daredevil series. On that book, he really made his mark, reaching his apotheosis collaborating with writer Frank Miller on the seminal Born Again story which turned Daredevil’s world upside down.

He would team up with Miller again this time over at DC on Batman: Year One, a story which ran for just four issues in the Batman book. Just like over at Daredevil, his work on DC’s Dark Knight Detective garnered him praise and cemented his International following. 

In the early nineties he created his own self-published anthology book Rubber Blanket and adapted novelist Paul Auster’s City of Glass with writer Paul Kerasik as a graphic novel.He also contributed to DC’s anthology World’s Funnest in 2000. 

In 2009 he returned to writing and drawing with an ambitious graphic novel, Asterios Polyp, a post-modern tale which was published by Pantheon Books.

Mazzuchelli has become the superhero artist’s artist thanks to his phenomenal command of storytelling and dramatic visual gestures. His simplicity of line also marks him out as one of the finest comics illustrators of the past forty years, very much in the less is more school.

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.63 Reed Crandall

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.64 Harry Anderson

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.65 Nick Cardy

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.66 Matt Wagner

Tripwire’s 101 Greatest Comic Artists Of All Time: No.67 Bryan Hitch

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

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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