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Illustrator of the Week: Gabriele Dell’Otto

May 26, 2010

Last week I mentioned how the superhero genre is the principle purveyor of a dated illustrative style in comics. Although appreciated in its own right within circles of dedicated comic fans, the average person may look at it with derision. This style lacks a certain substance which prevents it from reaching a wider audience.  Because it is the standard sometimes truly fantastic comic art gets buried in a sea of mediocrity. Despite this standard there still remain some illustrators that produce genuinely beautiful artwork in the superhero genre. This week’s artist is a perfect example.

This week’s artist/illustrator is Gabriele Dell’Otto

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Brief Bio 

Gabrielle Dell’Otto is an Italian illustrator who started collaborating with Marvel Comics in 1998 through their European division. He was educated at the European Design Institute.

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Some of the best works of comic art are those which are produced with traditional mediums. Dell’Otto is a traditional painter working primarily with acrylics. In an industry that rushes to produce work to tight deadlines, his illustrations are an example of the quality taking a little more time achieves.

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Want to see more of his artwork? Check out his personal website here or head over to the Comic Art Fans website.

Notable Works

Secret War (Marvel mini-series)

Annihilation (covers)


3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 13, 2010 2:48 pm

    Sorry that I found too late … 😦

  2. June 20, 2010 3:11 am

    For me, as a poet, it was very interesting!


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