Your Next Comic Creator Obsession: Dave Taylor

It’s my job to always have one eye out for the Next Big Thing In Comics. To hunt down the best comics have to offer and to keep my customers right on that bleeding edge, discovering their favorite new comic creators before the rest of the industry catches on. So with San Diego Comic Con is coming up I thought now was a good time to let you all know about your next favorite comic creator before the official announcements hit.

Chances are you haven’t heard of Dave Taylor yet (unless you’re a reader of 2000ad that is)… but that is all about to change. Because in only a few weeks DC is going to be announcing the Batman project Taylor has been quietly working on for the past year.

With a style that brings to mind all the best aspects of Frank Quitely, Seth Fisher and Moebius there isn’t a doubt in my mind that whatever they announce about him at SDCC is going to blow people’s minds. If that image above (just a piece of a panel) hasn’t already made your pulse quicken allow me to let Mister Taylor show you what he can do, go ahead and click this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, and this … and then check out this absolutely gorgeous Iron Man variant cover and this mind-blowing view of Mega-City One.

See, he’s your next favorite comic artist, isn’t he?!

I’ve been following Dave’s blog carefully over the last couple years (as well as making sure my collection has everything that I can get of his work before he hits big here with American comic readers), and it’s pretty clear that it’s very soon that DC finally announces the “high-end Batman project” he’s been hinting at. Trust me, whatever it is, it’s going to be big.

Check out Dave’s blog and see even more drop-dead gorgeous artwork here:

And watch for that Dave Taylor Batman news at San Diego Comic Con!

UPDATE: Well it looks like the settings on my Orb of Agamotto are set a little farther in the future than I thought! According to Mister Taylor himself we’re going to have wait just a little bit longer until the project he and his “mystery author” are working on detonates the US comics market.

I guess that just gives all of us just a little more time to enjoy his work before he becomes one of the biggest names in comics… and with that in mind, I suggest scooping up some of his original art from his website while it’s still affordable! Here’s the page I’m buying. What amazing Dave Taylor original art are you guys getting?

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  2. ewangdesign

    Reminds me a good deal of Geof Darrow too. Yes I think this raising star will be a new obsession. Plus Batman? Where does the line start? Thanks for the reco!

  3. James Sime

    Yep, Darrow too! I’m calling it now, Taylor is going to hit the American comic audience like a nuclear bomb this summer.

  4. Simon Fraser

    Dave has been scribbling away beautifully and gloriously for many years now, I’ll be very glad when he finally gets the accolades he deserves.

  5. maxime

    hey James,
    thanks so much for bringing Dave and his work to our attention
    the man is really insanely talented !
    And you know what is really frustrated to me : he was at the Lille Comic Festival in november and i did not even meet him or even see him !(Lille is my hometown, in northern France)
    i really hope we will be lucky enough to have him come back there next year !

  6. James Sime

    I agree 100% Simon!

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