Becky Cloonan, most recently the artist on Dark Horse’s Conan The Barbarian, is an Italian born girl with a pencil and the talent to use it. With a beautiful style that at times evokes images of Penny Arcade, Mike Mignola, and scratchboard, she’s continuing to dazzle with her self published comics and a consistent quality of art. Working for Dark Horse, Marvel, Image, and Vertigo, her projects include Dracula the Illustrated Novel, American Virgin, The Guild: Zaboo, and Demo Volume II. In the midst of all this publisher work, she manages to put out her own self-published titles. The most notable of those titles is Wolves, which sold out it’s original print run of 1,000 copies in two months, is “beautiful, haunting, and refreshingly mysterious” according to Mike Mignola.
What Cloonan brings to comic book art is a fresh take on things. Check out some of her work and see for yourself.
Conan The Barbarian (Dark Horse)
Wolves (Becky Cloonan self published)