Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Art of Monsters with Guy Davis

"Guy Davis, whose acclaimed shadowy, atmospheric art has graced the pages of comics such as "Sandman: Mystery Theatre" and "The Zombies that Ate the World," has in recent years built his own little horror empire at Dark Horse as the regular artist of "B.P.R.D." and will soon be continuing his creator-owned of "Marquis" graphic novel series with the publisher.

Beyond the infernal beasties he concocts for these series, Davis has also become Dark Horse's go-to guy for monster designs for other comics, including creating the title villains for "Solomon Kane: Death's Black Riders," written by Scott Allie and illustrated by Mario Guevara and which released its first issue this week. Another series featuring Davis' monster designs illustrated by the artist himself is the latest "B.P.R.D." series, "King of Fear," which began earlier this month, written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi. CBR News spoke with Davis about the process behind designing monsters and how the needs of the story influence the baddy's appearance."

Comic Book Resources recently posted an interview with Guy regarding his monster designs. Read it here.

See more at Guy's website and his regularly updated blog devoted to The Marquis.

I've mentioned this before but if you're a fan of Monster Brains, you really need to check out The Marquis: Inferno graphic novel. It has some of the more intriguing creature designs I've seen in contemporary comics.


Adam Montoya said...

Guy's wendigo is my favorite! I was happy they brought him back in BPRD for a bit.

Nick Gucker said...

Guy Davis is amazing, always love seeing his work. Also something of note is the Nevermen series he did, excellent action noir with a steam-punk flare. Very cool.

Emily Carroll said...

Oh wow, these are incredible. I wasn't familiar with him before! Thanks for sharing!