Jim Unger, creator of Herman, and Jerry Van Amerongen, creator of Ballard Street, are two of my favorite comic artists because of their deadpan humor.
Jim Unger often includes patterns in his work, applying them flatly without regard to traditional approaches to representing visual depth and volume. His iconic character types are exquisite.
Jerry Van Amerongen likes creating dramatic black and white contrasts in his compositional elements. He, too, draws great iconic character types. Here, with a few simple lines supported with bold black shadows, he achieves a striking, moody atmosphere.
This is a comic I've often reprinted on color mixing handouts for my screenprinting class.
Yes, haha. Artists need to consider the bottom line, too.