Okay okay, a comics question non-controversial enough to not stir any pots up: who are your favorite artists to draw Steve? Who draws your favorite Tony? And do you have a favorite way for them to be drawn? I discovered recently that while I'm mostly okay with most of the ways Tony is drawn AS LONG AS HIS EYES ARE BLUE, I'm SUPER SUPER PICKY about how Steve is drawn. I prefer it when he's got big shoulders, yes, but he's also swim and looks like he's still quick and lithe. What about you??
I LOVE THIS QUESTION.
So there’s actually 4 parts to this: who draws my favorite tony and steve, but also who draws my favorite iron man and cap.
Probably Leinil Yu. He’s just so PRETTY.
look how pretty he is. pretty pretty pretty.
I actually got the opportunity to meat Leinil Yu a couple years back and I was like “dude your Tony is SO PRETTY thank you.” and he was like “yeah I have this lady editor that keeps telling me the same thing so I guess I’m doing something right?????” SO. THERE’S THAT.
First runner-up would be Kev Walker, who draws a very fucking adorable Tony with poofy hair and sad face.
I’m big on Tony’s hair being thick and poofy. I’m not a huge fan when it’s drawn more Gandy-style, like Opena dose it. Opena’s an AMAZING ARTIST, mind you, I just like Tony with poofier hair xD
Sean Chen also draws a pretty adorable Tony
George Perez draws a pretty fun Iron Man armor. It’s not INSANELY DETAILED like how Charest draws it, but it’s also not as simple as like Jack Kirby era armor. It’s kinda a great balance between the two. Stylized and simple but still detailed
It also doesn’t have the INSANE THIGH MUSCLES lIke SOME iron man armors have. TONY.
Probably one of my favorite technical guys is Travis Charest. I fall head over heels with how he draws the proportions of bodies and fabric. Like, you can actually TELL what fabric characters are wearing, short people actually LOOK short (his Wolverine is MY FAVE) and not everyone has the same body type! Anyway, I love how he does the Cap uniform.
Like the way he does the scale mail and the boots and the pants!! it’s just!!!! Super cool!
(Oh look I snuck wolverine in HE DRAWS THE SHORTEST WOLVERINE I LOVE IT)
Also he was drawing at a time back when helmet wings WERE STILL A THING <3
Agustin Alessio is a more current artist who has a similar style and really manages to capture the different textures of Steve’s uniform
OKAY so I’ve been TRYING to come up w an answer that’s not Leinil Yu but HAHAHA LEINIL YU
I mean those NIPPLES they’re like. Edible. So edible.
Leinil Yu just draws insanely hot dudes, like. Fact.
Stuart Immonen for first runner-up:
I mean. Damn. Look at that barrel chest. And those cheekbones. Heellooooo.