Friday, September 16, 2011

Cliff Chiang-ing the DC Talent Perception

Okay, so the title is stupid. But I say to you, reader, stumble-uponer, that DC Comics has been criticized for not having the same level of overall talent as Marvel (I have actually claimed that myself), yet with amazing artists like Cliff Chiang on DC's roster that criticism just lost a whole bunch of validity.

The Harvard grad is coming off of memorable runs on Green Arrow/Black Canary and Vertigo's Human Target to illustrate the DCNU Wonder Woman series. I am new to Chiang's work, but right away I can see that he is extremely talented with a wonderful style that feels like a cross between Daniel Acuña and Stuart Immonen: stylized yet simplistic.

Anyway, see for your self by scrolling through some of the pieces I posted below and continuing to Cliff Chiang's website.

Green Arrow and Black Canary #1 - 365 Days of Comics
Green Arrow/Black Canary #1 - Standard and Variant
Wonder Woman #1 - Green Arrow and Black Canary #9 - 365 Days of Comics
Chiang displays his background tree ability: Wonder Woman #1 - Green Arrow/Black Canary #9
Cliff Chiang Star Wars - 365 Days of Comics
Cliff Chiang's Star Wars Illustrations
Cliff Chiang Star Wars - 365 Days of Comics
Another Cliff Chiang Star Wars Propaganda Piece
Human Target interior illustrations by Cliff Chiang - 365 Days of Comics
Human Target interior illustrations by Cliff Chiang.
Cliff Chiang's Breakfast Club/Teen Titan - 365 Days of Comics
Cliff Chiang's Breakfast Club/Teen Titans piece

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