15 Comic Artists You Should Be Following on Instagram—But Probably Aren’t
Posted 3 months ago by Tim Briscoe in Art, Comics
Instagram has become one of the Internet’s most popular social networks. The photo-sharing service is also a tremendous platform for visual artists to show off their creations.
As a huge fan of comic art, I follow many notable illustrators on Instagram. (You find my inane photos under tmbr.) I love seeing updates from my favorites like Jake Parker, Skottie Young, Alex Deligiannis, and Joe Vriens. There is so much talent to be experienced I felt it necessary to highlight some of the lesser known artists.
To make this list, artists had to meet three important criteria:
- They must regularly post their comic illustrations.
- They must have an aptitude for drawing.
- They must have less than 1,000 followers at the time of their inclusion.
Alejandro Rosado aleroart
Alejandro Rosado is a Chicago-based free lance artist who shares our love for Nintendo, TMNT, and kid comics. He often posts his rough sketches, watercolors, and digital work. Visit: aleroart.com
Anwar Madrigal anwarmad
Anwar is a professional artist living in L.A. He’s got a great eye for character design. His monster creations are pretty amazing. Visit: madpencil.blogspot.com
Dean Trippe deantrippe
Dean is one of the highlights of my Instagram feed. This Batman-obsessed artist created the comic Butterfly and co-hosts The Last Cast podcast. His You’ll Be Safe Here piece is one of the finest things to come from any artist in the last several years. Visit: deantrippe.com
Eric Merced eric_merced
Eric is another favorite artist. He too is a freelance illustrator specializing in fun art for children. That simply means he does a lot of fantasy, robot, and creature that we big kids enjoy too. Visit: ericmerced.com
Robert Islas idrawthings
Robert’s art is a lot of fun. He often depicts animals and wonderful caricatures. His Ron Swanson is a thing of beauty. Visit: idrawthings.blogspot.com
Jackie Lewis jackiemakescomics
Jackie first came to my attention from her fabulous graphic novel Play Ball on Oni Press. She’s got a knack for drawing the guys from TV’s Supernatural as well as other fun, geeky things. Visit: jackiemakescomics.tumblr.com
Jahnoy Lindsay jahnoyl
Jahnoy is a 20-year-old student artist but don’t discount him based on that. His skills match some of the most seasoned illustrators. You can even see a progression in his work from early drawings to current ones. Visit: jahnoyl.tumblr.com
Joey Ellis joeyellis
Joe Quinones kwinones
No offense to the other artists, but Joe is a big-time Marvel and DC artist. He’s worked on Amazing Spider-Man, Superman/Batman, Batman ’66, and others. You know, no big deal. It’s shocking he doesn’t yet have 1,000 followers. Visit: joequinones.tumblr.com
Marc Ellerby marcellerby
Michael Anderson mikuloctopus
Michael is as awesome as it gets. I have no idea how to pronounce his IG username but I like pretty much everything he produces. Check out the lighting on that crazed Wolverine. Visit: mikuloctopus.prosite.com
Ryan Browne ryanbrowneart
Ryan recently wrapped up his Kickstarter-funded comic God Hates Astronauts. His Instagram also shows off his sick and twisted sense of humor, something that brings me as much joy as his art. Visit: godhatesastronauts.com
Scott Wegener scott_wegna
Scott is the co-creator of the awesome comic Atomic Robo. He’s also penciled Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Punisher War Journal for Marvel. Yeah, he’s good. Visit: atomic-robo.com
Chris Haley thechrishaley
Chris Haley is a triple threat. He draws the web comic Let’s Be Friends Again, co-hosts a Gravity Falls podcast named The Gravity Falls Gossiper, and acts in the YouTube comedy series The Variants. I’m not sure how he finds the time to post to Instagram. Visit: letsbefriendsagain.com
Justin Castaneda whenuwerelittle
This list is far from complete. Instagram now has over 130 million users. I could have easily listed 50 or more such artists. I’m certain there are hundreds if not thousands of other deserving, under-appreciated artists still out there.
I could use your help locating them. Please post a comment with your suggestions. I have a pretty strong feeling there will be another installment very soon. When posting your artist recommendations, include their Instagram username and be aware of the 1,000 follower limit.
You should also be following the official Top Hat Sasquatch IG feed. Find us, of course, under the name tophatsasquatch.