: I'm looking for graphic novels (or comics wrapped up as TPBs) with astounding artwork. I've long since given up following comics as they come out, so I'm interested in any artists doing great things with the medium.
I've recently begun reading the hardback compilation of Marvel's
Wonderful Wizard of Oz* and find the artwork in it simply amazing. I'm fully used to seeing wonderful covers (usually inked by a separate artist), but rarely have I seen illustration done so well, so consistently throughout a series. I want more. Obviously, if the works suggested have good stories, all the better, because I will be reading them
, but primarily I'm interested in any volume for its naunced, clever or otherwise interesting artwork.
To provide context, this
was one of the covers. As was this
, and this
. Whilst, I think this is a fair representation of the art therein
, there is also a preview of the first nine pages
I really liked the Mouseguard books
, for example. And I Kill Giants
. And Y: The Last Man
(though the internal artwork doesn't live up to the great covers, to a degree).
On the other end of the spectrum, those whose artwork I've not really enjoyed include Persepolis
, and Bone
. I've not seen the Bone colour prints, though.
So MeFites, I'm sure some of you are familiar enough with these books listed, and of the scene in general, that you can make recommendations.
*Alas, Marvel's website is so bad I can find now authoritative page for the comic.