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Dara Naraghi's graphic novel Lifelike is now available in both digital and print editions. Click here for more info.

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Image of Witch & Wizard Volume 2: Operation Zero (Witch & Wizard (Idw))
Image of Ghostbusters: Haunted Holidays
Image of Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales Of The Here And Now
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Image of Saint Germaine: Tales of an Immortal
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Image of Ghost Sonata
Image of Vampire The Masquerade Volume 1: Blood and Roses
Image of Moonstone Monsters Volume 1

I just read this book a couple of days ago, so here’s a recent splash page you may have seen yourself:

The talented John Paul Leon, from Animal Man #6, DC Comics, February 2012. Despite his chunky lines and minimalist approach, I like that he doesn’t skimp on backgrounds like so many artists do these days. And there’s a great sense of depth to the image as well.

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2 Responses to “Splash Wednesday: John Paul Leon”

  • Matt Kish says:

    I really like John Paul Leon a lot. Very underrated. I’m wondering about your somewhat pejorative “despite his chunky lines and minimalist approach” though. What’s wrong with that? Most comics these days suffer from way too much over-rendering with tiny little pen strokes. Leon’s doing it RIGHT. He’s like the anti-Jim Lee. Thank God.

    Oh, and you should’ve chosen a splash page from “Earth X.” He’s got waaaaaaay better ones there.

  • Dara says:

    Matt, I didn’t mean that in a pejorative way at all. I LIKE the fact that he’s got a very unique style, built upon simple line work and lots of blacks. What I was trying to say, especially with the use of the word “despite,” was that even though on the surface it may look like his style is simple and not over-rendered, he still manages to accomplish everything he needs to (establish the setting, atmosphere, depth, body language, etc.) that overly-detailed artists still fail to do so with all their flash.

    I have no Earth X comics in my possession, but if you do, I’d say post some pages, man!


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