Two More to Watch Out For
Two more artists coming onto the radar this week: Hellen Jo and Liz Suburbia.
Hellen Jo has a great-looking piece at Jordan Crane’s What Things Do which might not be new, but it’s new to me, so it might be to you.
Hellen Jo’s artwork is all pretty new to me actually. Haven’t read a lot yet, but I like what I’ve seen. (link via Tom)
Meanwhile, Liz Suburbia has a cool comic running on both her LJ and at her new site.
According to Wood on Friday’s comment thread, I linked to a page of Liz’s several years ago but her stuff has grown by leaps and bounds since then.
Again, because time is short this week, I’ve just begun to read it all, but I like what I’ve seen so far.
Not sure why I’m lumping these two together, except that they’re both relatively new to me, both good, and both of them draw in a way that vaguely reminds me of Brandon Graham for some reason.
Also there’s a lot of great new talent out there and once in a while, I have to double up.
[Edit to Add: Stupid me, there’s actually a date on Hellen’s piece. 2008]
I can’t help but hear an echo in your title of Allison Bechdel’s early strip, Dykes to Watch Out For. Not sure this was intentional on your part. Liz Suburbia has some of the same stark angularity and strong characterization which is Bechdel’s trademark.
Actually, the title of the post is probably just me scrambling for yet another way to say “they’re new, interesting, let’s see where they go next.”
Might be a little Bechdel in there, though I’d list others first. I see echoes of Paul Pope, as well, for example, but it’s really hard to pin down (which is a good thing!).
I see primary influences of Taiyo Matsumoto and Jamie Hewlett, respectively.
Don’t know why your comment temporarily flagged as Spam, but I’ve hopefully fixed it now. Thanks for posting.
Graham linked to Liz Suburbia with in the past couple of days, so maybe they already know each other, and one’s an influence on the other?
Yeah, a bit like Brandon Graham, but also a bit like Gilbert Hernandez, I think.