Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

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Favorite American Godzilla Artist

Bob Eggleton
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35%
Arthur Adams
6
14%
Matt Frank
16
37%
James Stokoe
1
2%
Jeff Zornow
3
7%
Other
2
5%
 
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Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:12 pm

Well I just got thinking of this question so I decided to make a poll about it. Thought about putting this in the General Toho thread but decided this was as good a place to post it as any. This is only for professional artists that have multiple published Godzilla related works.

All around I would totally have to vote Arthur Adams. I seriously believe he is one of the single greatest artists ever attached to the franchise. Art is especially great at comic-fying the kaiju designs but at the same time making them amazingly accurate to the suits. I like a lot of Matt and Bob's pieces but feel Matt's are sometimes a little too over the top for their own good and Bob's are a bit hit and miss on occasion. When Bob is on he's on but I still feel his work doesn't seem quite as good as it use to be. Stokoe is easily my least favorite of those on the poll. His art comes across as far too "pop art" for my tastes.
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:28 am

Can we base this on personality, outside of their respective art?
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

Postby tbeasley » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:07 pm

For me it's a tie between Adams and Eggleton, they're like the John Howe and Alan Lee of Godzilla illustrators (at least outside Japan). They have to do designs for a movie someday!
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

Postby Hellbender93 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:21 am

My personal favorite is EJ Su, loved her interiors of Godzilla Legends #4, definitely my favorite interiors of any of the IDW Godzilla stuff. Her artstyle really clicked with Tramontano's colors as well. Hoping we see them paired up to work on a G comic again sometime in the future. My hope would be to see them tackle an entire miniseries with continuity ala HCW or Cataclysm.

Off topic, I'd also eat up a new Godzilla or kaiju comic illustrated by Khoo Fuk Lung, but hopefully with much better writing than the Ultraman Tiga comics.

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Postby Zornow13 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:19 pm

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Re: Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:56 pm

I like how Stokoe has no votes. His Godzilla usually looks good in profile but his front views always come off as a bit derpy.
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

Postby tbeasley » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:00 pm

I feel Dave Wachter has earned his place among Eggleton, Adams, Stokoe, Frank and Zornow when it comes to illustrating Godzilla. His stuff for IDW has been really good. There's also Chris Scalf, but I don't think he produces as much kaiju art compared to these guys.
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

Postby 2004Zilla » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:47 pm

Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:I like how Stokoe has no votes. His Godzilla usually looks good in profile but his front views always come off as a bit derpy.

He's good for sure, but Bob Eggleton's style clicks with me more. I honestly like all the artists listed, and I ended up voting for Eggleton.
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:29 pm

tbeasley wrote:I feel Dave Wachter has earned his place among Eggleton, Adams, Stokoe, Frank and Zornow when it comes to illustrating Godzilla. His stuff for IDW has been really good. There's also Chris Scalf, but I don't think he produces as much kaiju art compared to these guys.


Yeah forgot about Scalf. Unfortunately he doesn't seem to do much kaiju related work these days. Always loved his G-Fan covers though.
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Postby M.o.g.u.e.r.a14 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:42 am

I love the way Matt draws Godzilla.
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Postby Godzillabrawler » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:21 pm

Voted for Matt Frank. Rulers of Earth and Legends #1 are my favorite Godzilla comics of all time. I'd buy an entire hardback book of nothing but Godzilla art made by that man. Speaking of, why isn't there something like that for IDW's Godzilla series yet? I'm ready to throw money.

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Re: Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

Postby Israha » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:26 am

Eggleton, easily. Been fan of his work long before I found out he's even doing Godzilla paintings. Frank and Stokoe are also really good, but the classical look of Eggleton's pictures appeals the most to me. Him doing a whole Godzilla in Hell issue is one of the biggest treats that IDW Godzilla comic books brought to me.

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Re: Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

Postby Komenja » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:27 am

Matt Frank by miles. He does a great job of making the monsters expressive.
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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:28 pm

I use to really like Matt's work but I find he tries to do way too much these days. I'm honestly kinda getting sick of him. His pieces tend to be way too busy anymore. Also I think his people suck but that's no what this topic is about.
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

Postby Dino-Mario » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:07 am

Eggleton and Adams are easily the best for me. Eggleton's style is quite gorgeous specially, and has a really classic feeling to it.
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

Postby GigaBowserG » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:13 am

I'm rather torn between Eggleton and Adams. I love Adams' attention to detail, my only qualm being some of his renditions aren't as accurate as I'd like. Eggleton's artwork just~ steals it for me. The covers he did for Dark Horse fascinated me when I was little, and continue to do so even more as an adult.

Of course, have to give props to Matt and how emotive he makes the monsters. The panel of surprised Gigan from the first issue of Rulers of Earth is one of my all-time favorites.
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:50 pm

How could they have left off the great Victor Santos & Brian Churilla? :?: :P

On a serious note, I voted for Art Adams because I still believe he's unmatching in capturing the spirit and emotion of these monsters, but I nearly deferred my vote to someone else as he hasn't worked on a Godzilla comic in a few decades (aside from a few IDW covers for G:Legends few years back. Come on IDW, make this happen! :g64: ). For *current* artists...honestly, you can't go wrong with anyone on the list. Stokoe, Eggleton, Zornow, Frank, and Watcher (why is he not a selectable choice? :?: ) all bring something unique and interesting to the table...
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

Postby Destorogoji » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:27 am

Definitely Eggleton; Matt Frank and Art Adams are really good, but Bob it's King of the Monsters Artists.
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:05 pm

I still think its hilarious nobody has voted for Stokoe. Honestly I am not a fan of his art style.
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Artist (Non Japanese)

Postby 2004Zilla » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:23 pm

Half-tempted to change my vote to him. ;)

Out of all the IDW artists, he draws the best humans by far. His monsters are pretty good too, but Frank is more consistent and Eggleton's covers are gorgeous.
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