I just read over at CBR an article about this week being the last issue of the 52 series by DC which was written by Kurt Busiek and drawn by Mark Bagley.
Now, I know the writers have different schedules etc, but, I can't get over the total professionalism of the entire team. Especially Bagley.
The guy was drawing 12 PAGES A WEEK for 52 weeks !! He did not miss a single deadline in the whole year.
Whether you like his art or not it just shows that other artists should take a look at the commitment, work ethic and passion the man shows for the medium.
Now, if we only had that on Thor we'd all be very happy.
If you want to read the article here's the link:
what do you think ?
Mark Bagley is the single most underrated Illustrator in all of Comic Book history in my opinion. He is a workhorse on unparalleled professionalism, he could write books on the subject and could probably teach a class at the Joe Kubert school of Comic Art and Design. When all the other "big name" Artists at Marvel left to go start IMAGE, he stayed loyal and pretty much carried the company (via the Amazing Spiderman title). He doesn't miss deadlines, he just doesn't. In a day and age when missing a deadline is no big deal, "old Schoolers" like Bagley know that he has a job to do and he does it, on time, done right the first time. He's been working at Marvel since the early 80's and he broke Lee and Kirby's record for consecutive comics by Writer and Artist on a single title with Ultimate Spider-Man. When DC was thinking up "TRINITY" they sought out Bagley because they knew he was probably the ONLY professional in the entire industry who could pull it off! That speaks volumes and I sure hope they are paying him accordingly!
I can't say enough good about the guy as an artist and a professional. He is a rare breed in today's comics and most "pros" could learn a thing or two from him!