Happy Colorist Appreciation Day

I read a lot of comic books, so I have a long list of color artists that I am grateful for.  Without a color artist, we would just be staring at page after page of text and sketches.  And there is no way that I would read all of my comics in black-and-white.

Color artists bring our comic book pages to life, like Prince Charming kissing a damsel in distress.  Therefore, color artists are the backbones of the art team.

I am a bookworm, and I comb everything I read with a fine-toothed comb.  So it should be no surprise that I know the name of nearly every colorist on the comics I read, without looking.  I have no problem reading ALL of the credits on the inside cover, or wherever the credit page appears in a book.  I run an honest blog, and I feel the need to give credit where it’s due.

Just as comic fans are familiar with the work of their favorite artists, so am I.  But I can also spot the work of a few colorists, and I haven’t been wrong yet (I won’t brag too much, I don’t want to jinx myself and be wrong one day).

So I would like to wish the following people a HAPPY COLORIST APPRECIATION DAY!

  • Alex Sinclair
  • Alex Sollazzo
  • Andres Mossa
  • Antonio Fabela
  • Brad Anderson
  • Edgar Delgado
  • Frank D’ Armata
  • Ive Svorcina
  • Jeremy Cox
  • Jordie Bellaire
  • Justin Ponsor
  • Lee Loughridge
  • Frank Martin
  • Matthew Wilson
  • Mike Spicer
  • Paul Little
  • Rod Reis
  • Val Staples
  • Veronica Gandini

I read A LOT of comic books every month.  I read ongoing, mini-series, and one-shots.  Superhero, supernatural and horror have always been my favorite genres.  So that I wouldn’t omit the names of color artists on the books I’m currently reading, I went through my comics from the last 3 weeks and wrote down all their names, right before I started typing this post.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, here is what I’m currently reading.

  • Afterlife with Archie
  • Avengers World
  • Black Widow
  • Constantine
  • Curse
  • Daredevil: Dark Knights
  • Deadly Class
  • Deadpool
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Harley Quinn
  • Hoax Hunters
  • Justice League
  • Justice League Dark
  • Justice League of America
  • Mighty Avengers
  • Morning Glories
  • Night of the Living Deadpool
  • Sex Criminals
  • Superior Spider-Man
  • Thor:  God of Thunder
  • Trinity of Sin:  Pandora
  • Trinity of Sin:  The Phantom Stranger
  • Wonder Woman

I told you I read A LOT of comics!

If I missed anyone, then I am apologizing in advance.

If you’re reading this blog, and you’re a colorist who’s not on my list, then HAPPY COLORIST APPRECIATION DAY to you as well!