Thursday, February 01, 2007

Wonder Woman as Illustrated by Adam Hughes

Mostly "self taught", Adam Hughes started his career at the age of 19 penicilling two short stories and the first issue of Death Hawk. A year later he would go to work for Comico, co-creating Maze Agency with Mike W. Barr. When Maze Agency was cancelled by Comico, DC Comics offered him Justice League America. He did both covers and internal art on that series for 2 years, before switching to covers only.

Hughes then had a short stint at Dark Horse Comics working on Ghost (a beautiful comic but poorly written and really dull). This series was an important run for him, and this is where he started adjusting his technique, using an art nouveau influence along with Adobe Photoshop to make his work very distinctive.

In 1998 he began a successful 4 year run as cover artist on DC Comics Wonder Woman which brought him critical acclaim. He has also had successful runs on Tomb Raider from Top Cow Comics and Gen-13 from Wildstorm. He is currently one of the most sought after cover artist in the industry.

Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes


2 comments:

Dr. Zaius said...

I love the trasition picture, as well as the picture with the birds. Wonder Woman's expression in the foreground figure in that picture is captivating.

Becca said...

Adam Hughes is great one of the best cover artists working today. I was actually a little sad when I heard he wasn't going to do anymore Wonder Woman covers. There are few artists who can really capture that motion of movement and expression like Hughes does. His work always feels like the child of the old pin-up illustrations.