Future Comic Rock Stars – Ming Doyle

QandWWelcome to my column showcasing up and coming or undiscovered talent, bringing to your attention creators that I feel will be break-out stars in the near future. Some are already well on their way to super stardom, while some are just on the outskirts breaking in.

Everyone has a favorite comic book creator. One they’ve discovered recently, or maybe followed from the very beginning of their career. Some have so many favorites it’s hard to choose just one.

Every single one of those creators started somewhere, be it by producing photocopied mini comics to sell at their neighborhood comic shop, getting a table in the artist’s alley at their local comic convention, publishing fan fiction, posting images to deviantart.com, or doing commissions through the internet or at conventions. Some come from the world of graphic design, advertizing illustration, or fine art, using those jobs to pay the bills in the meantime.

MaraThen came their break. Something they did got noticed, an editor got in touch, and they were on their way. A fill in page here, a small press book there, maybe a miniseries or one-shot for one of the big two. Something about their style catches fan’s eyes, and their star begins to rise.

I first noticed Ming Doyle’s work through the wonders of Twitter, and I’ve been a fan ever since.

Ming Doyle earned her BFA from Cornell University with a dual concentration in painting and drawing in 2007, and hasn’t looked back.She has seen her work published by Tokyopop, Image Comics, Marvel Comics, BOOM! Studios, Las Vegas Weekly, and the list goes on and on.

tieren_fullYou may have seen her unique style showcased in Comic Book Tattoo, Zombie Tales, Jennifer’s Body, Womanthology, Mara, Quantum & Woody, and many others, and I’m sure that wasn’t the last you’ll be seeing of her.

With a dynamic, yet loose, style Doyle’s work definitely stands out on the shelf. There is a frenetic energy to everything she draws, as if you can feel it pulsing on the page. He expressionistic faces tell you everything you need to know about what’s happening in a particular panel.

BardaHer cover designs are flawless, whether simple or complex they make you want to see what that specific book’s got going on under the cover. Maybe that’s why she’s done so much of it in recent years, from Adventure Time to Red Sonja to 30 Days of Night, her work is all over the place. She is highly adaptable though, changing her style to suit whatever is needed, yet remaining visible as hers.

She has a brilliant sense of color, always knowing exactly the right combination to make her work pop, definitely an almost painterly approach. She uses color as a way to express emotion, tone, and mood like few others, keeping it as an integral part of the art itself instead of an afterthought.

While she hasn’t had much in the way of mainstream exposure yet, minus a few pages here and there in Young Avengers or Fantastic Four, don’t count on that holding true for long. She has many fans in the professional community, and this is a community that likes to see others succeed, despite what you might hear on forums and message boards.

Her work is getting out there, and 2014 is going to be the year of Ming. Her work on Mara was a perfect fit for that book, but she’s upped the awesome for Quantum & Woody, and I know she’s a future comic rock star, only the future’s right around the corner. Next week I’ll bring you another.

You can see more of her work here and here, and be sure to follow her on Twitter.

 

Shop Deadpool tees in our officially licensed Marvel store!

Leave a Reply

Animation/Anime Interviews Animation/Anime News Animation/Anime Reviews Film/TV Interviews Film/TV News Film/TV Review
Disjointed Netflix
Netflix’s ‘Disjointed’ is a Comedy About Dope for Dopes

In a 1999 stand-up comedy special, David Cross had a lengthy...

Kill Switch
‘Kill Switch’ is an Imperfect Ninety Minute Cut Scene on Blu-Ray

Kill Switch, Tim Smit’s directorial debut, is a ninety minute cut-scene,...

Killing Hasselhoff
‘Killing Hasselhoff’ DVD Giveaway!

David Hasselhoff is having himself a pretty good year. He had...

Enabled Gaming Gaming News Gaming Reviews
This Week In Gaming News August 12th to 18th 2017

Gaming News will be streamlined into a weekly piece starting next...

Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within
Telltale’s Batman: The Enemy Within Episode One Available Now

Define your own Bruce Wayne and reshape The Joker in the...

atgames
AtGames Announces Pre-orders for New Atari 2600 and Sega Genesis

Pre-orders started for the new Atari Flashback 8 Gold and Sega...

Comic Creator Interviews Comic/Graphic Novel News Comic/Graphic Novel Reviews Manga News Manga Reviews Novel/Novella Author Interviews Novel/Novella News Novel/Novella Reviews
viz
VIZ Media Announces New Digital Manga Content For August Update

VIZ Media details digital manga updates for August highlighted by the...

viz
VIZ Media Announces New Manga and Literary Acquisitions At Anime Expo

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of...

9.0/10
Supergirl Makes Contact in ‘Supergirl Being Super’

Title: Supergirl Being Super #4 Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Joelle Jones...

Apparel/Personal Maintenance News Apparel/Personal Maintenance Reviews Entertainment Product News Entertainment Product Reviews Food/Beverage Reviews Hardware News Hardware Reviews Mystery Box News Mystery Box Reviews
Ay Caramba!Penny Skateboards Join Up with The Simpson’s

After 30 years, 618 episodes (and counting), 32 Emmy Awards, and...

Sensei 310
SteelSeries Sensei 310 and Rival 310 Gaming Mice

SteelSeries Unveils the First, True 1-to-1 Esports Gaming Mouse Sensor Exclusively...

Alter Ego Release Groot and Deadpool for SDCC

From Alter Ego – Cary, NC: Florida based lifestyle accessories company,...

Arena Football Automotives MMA, Kick Boxing & Boxing Professional Wrestling
Mayweather and McGregor Previous Fights Now On Demand on Cable, Plus Interviews, Workouts and More

From iN DEMAND – New York, Aug. 17 – Before the...

Rumble on the Water 2 Delivers Punching Power

July 29, 2017 – Long Beach, CA – The Queen Mary...

UFC Star Jon ‘Bones’ Jones Releases Emoji App – BonesMoji

From BonesMoji – Los Angeles, CA., July 27, 2017 – One...

Adult Continuity Comics on the Can Cultural Junk Drawer Future Comic Rock Stars Is That Racist? Revisiting the Reviled THAT'S NOT ROTTEN! The B-Reel The Cantina Scene This Week in Crowdfunding What the HELL Did I just...?
CULTURAL JUNK DRAWER SDCC 2017 86.3% TRUE RECAP!

A totally true recap of the most important geek cultural even...

Comics on the Can: Schick Hydrobot and the Transformers

Written by John Barber, Pencils by Steve Kurth, Inks by Juan...

Star Wars Themed Lands Will be the Perfect Safe House for the Rebellion and the First Order

Disney’s D23 Expo has revealed a lot of what is to...

Event News Event Reviews
The Third Annual ‘BeerX’ from 91X in San Diego Featured Sunburns and Beer Goggles

This past Saturday, I attended the 3rd annual BeerX, presented by...

anime film festival
LA-Anime Film Festival Kicks Off to Celebrate 100 Years of Anime Films

Los Angeles Anime Film Festival (LA-AFF), presented by international creative company...

stan lee
Extraordinary: Stan Lee at The Saban Theatre

Comedian, Nerdist CEO, and podcast extraordinaire Chris Hardwick will lead a roster of...

Gaming Uncensored Toon-In-Talk
Gaming Uncensored: Year in Review 2016

A look back at the year in gaming.

Gaming Uncensored Roundtable: December 2016

December’s roundtable discusses story in games with Chad, Josh, and Spencer....

Gaming Uncensored: Podcast #349

Jamie reflects on some of his time with the HTC Vive....

Music Interviews Music News Music Reviews
Lahna Turner’s ‘Limeade’ is a Hilariously Haunting Comedy Album

Many people are roll their eyes at the idea of musical...

Prince’s ‘Deliverance’ Reminds Us of Who We Lost

On Friday, April 21st, it will be one year since we...

Sabroso Fest, How can you go Wrong with Beer, Tacos and Lucha Libre!?!(Photo Gallery)

The Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Festival sponsored by 95.5...