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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #15 on: 19 January, 2021, 01:39:01 PM »
Ok I’ve thought about it some more and am going for Coleby on the basis of who I would most want to draw a new strip in 2000AD.

Never would have thought that after his Friday Rogue Trooper stuff.

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #16 on: 19 January, 2021, 01:50:08 PM »
Ok I’ve thought about it some more and am going for Coleby on the basis of who I would most want to draw a new strip in 2000AD.

Never would have thought that after his Friday Rogue Trooper stuff.

This follow this link to see how Simon Coleby's art has improved (thx AlexF):

http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.com/2016/05/no-69-simon-coleby.html
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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #17 on: 19 January, 2021, 03:13:35 PM »
Simon Coleby, for his Jaegir and Rogue Trooper efforts.

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« Reply #18 on: 19 January, 2021, 04:02:49 PM »
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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #19 on: 19 January, 2021, 04:32:44 PM »
Simon Fraser

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #20 on: 19 January, 2021, 06:16:37 PM »
Mr Fraser has an elastic dynamism to his characters that Mr Coleby does not.
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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #21 on: 19 January, 2021, 07:21:26 PM »
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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #22 on: 19 January, 2021, 10:05:21 PM »
Another difficult choice. Dante was excellent, but I’m going with Coleby for Jaegir in particular. It’s just excellent gritty world building art all the way.
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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #23 on: 19 January, 2021, 10:48:13 PM »
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« Reply #24 on: 19 January, 2021, 11:27:35 PM »
I've not read Dante but really want to. TPBs are difficult to come by and I can't get the ultimate collections here in North America. An Omnibus would be great!

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #25 on: 20 January, 2021, 02:16:34 AM »
Ok I’ve thought about it some more and am going for Coleby on the basis of who I would most want to draw a new strip in 2000AD.

Never would have thought that after his Friday Rogue Trooper stuff.

This follow this link to see how Simon Coleby's art has improved (thx AlexF):

http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.com/2016/05/no-69-simon-coleby.html

Wow, that article is great. For some reason I didn't know Simon Coleby from way back is one and the same as modern Simon Coleby. Seems pretty obvious when you think about it! I'm not such a big fan of his earlier work, but his newer work like Jaegir and Low Life is flippin' brilliant.

I've always enjoyed Simon Fraser's work. His work on Dante is just amazing. His faces are just so expressive. Wonderful story telling.

I think the fact that I have always enjoyed Fraser's work is slightly tilting me in his direction, so it's another razor thin margin, but I'm going to pick Simon Fraser.

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #26 on: 20 January, 2021, 09:00:49 AM »
Coleby still holds my award for "most stunning evolution of an artist", just about beating Richard Elson and Alex Ronald. His work over the last decade has been sublime, somehow simultaneously hard-edged, massive and atmospheric. Always a joy to see his name in the credit card.

But nobody draws imagined architecture and real human beings like my pick Simon Fraser. I often find myself marvelling at the beauty of his women  (there can't be many strips where John Burns draws only the  second most alluring ladies), but in reality that's just one point on a continuum of brilliantly observed drawings of people, costumes and heightened but believable expressions.

I think his suitability as a Dredd artist is very underappreciated, probably due to the sheer volume of Dante, not the least if its highlights being the fun he has with logos on Blood Cadets. And that leads me on to the sheer genius of his page designs...

And then there's Lilly Mackenzie.
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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #27 on: 20 January, 2021, 09:11:30 AM »
Another vote for Simon Fraser

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #28 on: 20 January, 2021, 02:20:30 PM »
Simon Fraser.

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #29 on: 20 January, 2021, 10:49:42 PM »
I hate to say this, but I've never been a massive fan of Simon Fraser's artwork.  Can't quite put a finger on why. 

I do like a bit of Coleby, though, at least with his modern style.  Coleby for me.
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