• Matt Wilkins

The Art of Star Wars Comics


As I wrap up my initial reviews of the Expanded Universe in chronological order (as best I know how) I do have one regret.


That when it came to the comics, I focused more on the story than on the art. Sure I mentioned Dave Dorman, Cam Kennedy and a few others from time to time. I mentioned places in "Tales" where I thought the art was terrible but I don't feel I gave every fantastic artist the credit they deserve.


Artwork can make or break a comic at times, it's true. I know that and have seen it several times (especially in the 90's) when it came to comics.


Growing up I was a big fan of Wildstorm. The creators of Gen 13, Wildcats and Wetworks to name a few. They had fantastic art, which was a huge appeal to all of us as kids. Back then it mattered to me who drew the issue rather than who wrote it.


For some reason, when it came to Star Wars the exact opposite was true. I was more interested into who wrote the story rather than the artist. Embarrassingly enough I couldn't name 10 artist for Star Wars comics I believe. Something I'm going to improve at the next time I re-read these stories.


My question to you is, were you the same way? Did you only care about the story? Was the artwork the most important thing to you? Or was it both?


I'm interested to hear what you have to say.




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