it bothers me greatly that modern artists, specifically comic book artists are not given enough credit for their work. i know immediately most people who read that sentence are laughing, hearing the term comic book instantly carries with it some sort of immature childish vibe. but as someone who considers himself a very knowledgable artist (know the principles the fundamentals, the radicals, etc etc) the best comic book artists in the world should receive just as much credit for their artistic mastery as rembrandt and the masters of old should for their work.
of course there are bad comic book artists. but there are bad classical painters too. If you check out the work of of Joe Madureira (whom i consider the best of all) and rembrandt (whom i consider the greatest painter of all time and the most innovative artist in history) you will realize that both men have a mastery of their craft. the subject matter is certainly different, the style and execution is different, but the skill and innovation in both artists is of the highest caliber. Todd McFarlane and Marc Silvestri are no different. Some of Whilce Portacio's best stuff is phenomenal as well. The point is, without going into the details of each artist here, I simply feel that, many comic book greats should be considered among the greatest artists. . . ever.
if you want images an explanations just ask, if you want to argue, you can go ahead and do that too, but you will not win.
also ill be putting up my own gallery shortly, in case anyone is interested.