Thanks for the tips cajunattack. I think I will look into Dredd series. Just seen the movie and loved it. I think I am kinda intimidated by how many issues all the comics have. First I dont dont like reading a comic book from the middle and secon I really dont have time to read all 800 issues of Spiderman or Xmen.. The heroes stuff is not that appealing to me anyways. I am more into fantasy/sci-fi stuff... Just downloaded Shrapnel published by Radical to my iPad and I think that is the format and artstyle I am most interested in. Fewer issues, nice drawings. Can you recommend anything like that? Thanks!
Check out British anthology 2000ad, which, especially in the 90s, when it moved to full colour, had some amazing artwork by the likes of:
Simon Bisley ( Slaine the Horned God, ABC Warriors ) [link] Colin Macneil ( Judge Dredd, Strontinum Dog ) [link] Arthur Ranson ( Button Man ) [link] Kevin Walker ( ABC Warriors ) [link] And other artwork I can't be arsed looking up by Dermot Power, Greg Staples, Will Simpson, Glenn Fabry, Liam Sharp ( who is on this site! ) and many others. Great stories, amazing artwork.
So not cell shaded and not overrendered with a ton of gradients?
Check out pre-90's comics. They where mostly done in flats. There are also books like Blacksad, Requiem: Chevalier Vampire that are colored in watercolor. Slaine is done in acrylics. Speaking of paintings, if you like superheroes there is Alex Ross. I don't really fancy his storytelling but there are painting skills. Also check out Prophet (digital flats among other things), Orc Stain (weird, but works), Gipsy (digital that mimics watercolors or watercolors that mimics digital) and Cucumber Quest (no lines, color plates, paint-ish).