Marvel crowns their elite artists with Stormbreakers Artist Program featuring RB Silva, Patrick Gleason and more!
Remember the Marvel Young Guns program from a few years back? The one where they shine the spotlight on their top artists? Well, that initiative is back again with a brand new name and a brand new batch of great artists. This initiative is now called the Stormbreakers Artist Program and they have a great crew too!
And honestly its about time they do something like this again (although I’m still looking forward for a time when they do something like this for their exclusive writers). The artist that have been inducted into this list includes:
- Josh Cassara (X-FORCE)
- Pat Gleason (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN)
- Peach Momoko
- Natacha Bustos
- Iban Coello (VENOM)
- Carmen Carnero (HELLIONS)
- Juann Cabal (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)
- R.B. Silva (FANTASTIC FOUR, POWERS OF X)
Here’s a little bit more insight from Marvel’s EIC C.B. Cebulski:
This year’s Stormbreakers embody pure talent and creativity that, time and time again, have shown us all there are no limits to what visual storytelling can do. We are continuously blown away by their innovative styles and by the power in how they capture the heart, humor, and humanity of our characters. These eight artists have proven their unrivaled talent and passion for storytelling, and much like Beta Ray Bill, they are truly worthy of taking up the mantle as one of Marvel’s Stormbreakers, the next generation of elite artists. We can’t wait to show you all what’s next. And to all our Stormbreakers – take up your hammer!
“There’s a special skill set you need to have in order to draw comics at the highest level,” said Quesada. “Like the finest illustrators, you must be able to draw anything and everything at any given moment, have the keen storytelling eye of a master film director, the ability to convey emotion in characters like the world’s greatest performers, and the imagination of the greatest storytellers in history. But to be a Marvel comic artist, you need all of that as well as the ability to make your characters and stories jump off the page. They need to be larger than life, yet grounded enough that we all see ourselves within them. We’re thrilled to bring together Marvel’s Stormbreakers, a team of super, up-and-coming talents who will continue that legacy.”