A graphic novel is a another medium to tell a story using image. The different between graphic novel and comic book is graphic novel typicaly bound in longer and more durable formats than familiar comic book, generally comic book sold in comic book store, but graphic novel sold in bookstore and specialty comic book shops. But, graphic novel are still include in comic industries. Now we’d love to show you 10 best graphic novel artists. Go check ‘em out.
William Erwin “Will” Eisner (March 6, 1917 – January 3, 2005) was an American comics writer, artist and entrepreneur. He is considered one of the most important contributors to the development of the medium and is known for the cartooning studio he founded for his highly influential series The Spirit.
The comics community paid tribute to Eisner by creating the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, more commonly known as “the Eisners”, to recognize achievements each year in the comics medium.
Craig Matthew Thompson is a graphic novelist best known for his books Good-Bye, Chunky Rice (1999), Blankets (2003), Carnet de Voyage (2004) and Habibi (2011). In 2007, his cover design for the Menomena album Friend and Foe received a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package.
Jeff Smith is an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the self-published comic book series Bone. His current series, RASL, focuses on an art thief who hops through dimensional barriers, hiding out on various parallel worlds.
Andy Runton is the creator of the graphic novel series Owly, first published in 2005 by Top Shelf. Before he worked on Owly he was a graphic designer. His artwork is a reflection of his affection for wildlife.
Skottie Young has been an illustrator and cartoonist for over ten years working for entertainment and publishing companies such Marvel, Warner Bros., Image, Upper Deck, Mattel, and many more.
Hope Larson is the author of four graphic novels, including Mercury and Chiggers. She’s currently hard at work on a graphic novel adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, which will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Rob Guillory is an Eisner Award-winning American comic book artist. Born, raised and currently based in Lafayette, Louisiana, Guillory is most known for his art on CHEW, published by Image Comics.
Tyler Page is an artist and educator based in Minneapolis. He make comics (Nothing Better, Stylish Vittles) and illustrations. Also the Director of Print Technology Service at the minneapolis college of Art & Design (MCAD).
Sean Gordon Murphy is an American animator and comic book creator known for work on books such as Batman/Scarecrow: Year One, Teen Titans, Hellblazer, Shaun of the Dead and Joe the Barbarian.
Jill Thompson is an American comic book writer and illustrator. Probably better known for her work on Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman characters and her own Scary Godmother series, she has also worked on The Invisibles, Swamp Thing, and Wonder Woman.