I’ve been lucky to work with a bunch off talented artists on Strangeways. Here’s the foremost among them.
Luis Guragna – Luis’ work jumped out at me the first time I saw it, several years ago now. He combined a love of texture and shadow and knew how to make things look good in black and white. Harder to do than it looks, and is rapidly becoming a lost art. Luis drew the main story for Murder Moon as well as the backup story “Red Hands” in The Thirsty.
Gervasio and Jok – Estudio Haus was the art house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that I found after the first artist for Strangeways fell through (and boy, is that ever a story — track me down at a convention sometime to get the whole thing). Luis was working for them at the time, but Gervasio and Jok’s art also stood out, combining a more expressionist approach with the ability to do away with all but the most important details. They did the backup story “Lone” for Murder Moon and took over the main art chores for the book with the commencement of The Thirsty.
Steve Lieber – Steve is one of the best storytellers in comics, and regrettably, one of the most underrated. He’s not a superstar but he should be. He’s worked on everything from The Twilight Zone to Gotham Central to Road to Perdition. His most recent project is the creator-owned Underground, which he created with writer Jeff Parker. Ask him to show you his SIMPSONS/WIRE mashup sketches sometime.
Alex Sheikman – Alex is the creator of Robotika, currently published by Archaia. He’s also worked on Mouse Guard and has an upcoming project that is pretty exciting, but unannounced so I’ll let it remain nameless. Alex will be creating the cover for The Thirsty (a bit of which you can see above) as well as a selection of interior illustrations.