Your New Favorite: Ed Tadem

Since I've been writing comics, I've had occasion to search through a lot of sketchblogs and portfolio sites and DeviantArt pages and whatnot looking for collaborators, and I've discovered tons of excellent cartoonists that I otherwise might never have known. So I thought it might be nice to introduce the rest of world to a few of my favorites.

This week: Ed Tadem!

You might know the man from his amazing '70s kung-fu tribute "Jackie Karma" stories (written by B. Clay Moore) in the (frustratingly missing-in-action) series '76. His style is exactly as cool as you need to be to pull a concept like that off, with fantastic inky brushwork reminiscent of late Eisner or Joe Kubert, and storytelling chops to match. And most impressively, he's at its best when he's at his loosest, knowing when to polish something to a shine and when to leave the rough edges showing through.

I don't much about the man behind the art, but I did find a neat little interview with him during my quick google search, if you're a man-behind-the-art kind of person.

But most importantly: the art itself! Enjoy!


Check back next week for another New Favorite!

Previously: Ming Doyle, Connor Willumsen, Chris Brunner, Evan Bryce.

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