The Squidder by Ben Templesmith. The cover of Issue 1

 

The Squidder by Ben Templesmith. The cover of Issue 1. This is a Kickstarter that looks close to finally being released 'cheers from the crowd'

 

 

You might think the artwork raw, rough even but look a little more carefully and the detail soon becomes apparent, the contrast between violence and sentimentality bought to life with the most vivid of colours, the most twisted of expressions and the darkest feelings and moods. The artwork compliments the dark and grimy, perfectly but what really stands out is the use of the colours to show the different aspects of the story from the present day to the harrowing flashbacks, and a style that lends itself to horror above all else.

 

That was an extract of my review from Ten Grand issue 1 by Ben Templesmith and this artist is my all time favourite.

 

Check out some of his other work.

 

Welcome To Hoxford

http://paulnelson.booklikes.com/post/916896/welcome-to-hoxford

 

Wormwood the Gentleman Corpse

http://paulnelson.booklikes.com/post/916899/wormwood-gentleman-corpse-vol-1-birds-bees-blood-and-beer