Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Authors/Artists: J. H. Williams III

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J. H. Williams III
18 December 1965
Roswell, New Mexico










James "Jim" H. Williams III is - in my humble opinion - one of the best artists working in comics. Hell - actually - scratch that - make that one of the best artists ever. Starting way in 1993 on a comic called Blood Syndicate (never heard of it) he has since gone to work with some of the best writers in the business (Alan Moore (=Promethea), Grant Morrison (=Seven Soliders of Victory and Batman: The Black Glove) and Warren Ellis (=Desolation Jones). That's like a comic book hat-trick!). Mixing up the beautifully fully painted Alex Ross look with crazy experimentalism and an uncanny ability to perfectly mimic a whole bunch of different styles (used to great effect in Promethea  and the first and last issues of Seven Soldiers of Victory) this guy is crazysupergood. He also writes! Batman: Snow (which is pretty good) and an issue of Hellboy: Weird Tales (which I haven't read). Random facts: he was born in Roswell (!) and his great-uncle was country music legend Hank Williams. So - basically: If you've never read one of his books then you've never lived. Dude's got talent spilling out his fingertips and if I could - I would eat his brain and steal his knowledge. What more do you need to know?  

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Links: Slush Factory Interview, Popimage Interview, Comic Book Resources Interview.

Selected works: PrometheaBatman: Snow, Seven Soldiers of Victory, Desolation Jones, Batman: The Black GloveBatwoman: Elegy

All comments welcome.

1 comment:

cowlingmngt said...

Hello
Where can I find more of J.H.Williams III's artwork??!
Thanks.
Alex Cowling