Great Batman Artists #16; Dave Mazzucchelli

Of the thousands of artists who drew Batman over 70 years, I'm whittling it down to the top 20

From BATMAN YEAR ONE with Frank Miller

Dave Mazzucchelli is an artists artist.  Like Alex Toth he is able to get the work down to the most minimum of line and still give us mood and atmosphere-- as well as amazing storytelling.  There's a reason why this guy wins Eisner's the same way the rest of us get notices from Publishers Clearing House.

His work on Batman Year One is the basis for BATMAN BEGINS and it's one of the single best Batman comics ever done.  With writing by Frank Miller.

TOMORROW: An artist who could do Batman lite and Batman dark equally well.