Cliff Chiang is one of the most interesting artists working in comics these days! Don’t believe me? Check out his convention sketches on his blog for proof! His sleek clean lines are gorgeous and there does not seem to be a character that the man cannot draw! Above, a head shot of mohawk Storm begins our appreciation of Chiang. But there’s Storm as Janet Jackson, a fastball special, Marvel Girl and more after the jump!
Chiang loves to create comics/pop music homages and this Storm/Janet Jackson is my favorite. Both ladies know a thing or two about control.
Cliff Chiang draws a lovely classic Storm as well as punk as evidenced by this sketch.
This gorgeous Paul Smith influenced piece perfectly captures the 80s X-Men era. Check it out in color at Chiang’s tumblr.
The memory of Marvel Girl inspires this sketch of a classic X-Men lineup.
Colossus and Wolverine play “fastball special” in this convention sketch. I love seeing the blue pencil lines beneath the inks.
To celebrate Chiang’s newest assignment (you do know about the relaunched Wonder Woman series, right? It’s right around the corner!), I thought it would be fun to include this Runaways inspired version of Wonder Woman (on guitar), Zatanna (on bass), Batgirl (on drums) and Black Canary (vocalist) as a rockin’ band. Gotta love those star spangled jeans on Diana! For awesome Cliff Chiang goodness go buy a copy of his collected Doctor 13 stories “Architecture and Mortality.” You won’t be disappointed!