[update] Click here for info on Alberto Breccia
Ok, so a few years ago I pick up the "Art of Brian Boland" and crack it open. Right there on one of the first pages, Brian is highlight some of his inspirations and art heroes. He showed one drawing of this man and I instantly closed the book and started hunting for him online. Mr. Boland actually got me to NOT look at his own book.
Alberto Breccia is this weeks artist. I don't think there is one site for him, so you'll have to go on the same hunt that I did. One of his most famous works was the tales of MORT CINDER. An imortal that sits around with a buddy telling tales. These are the images posted here. I was lucky enough to find a Mort Cinder Collection a few years back. About 300 pages of the most incredible black and white work I've ever seen. Alberto was illustrating in the late 50's and 60's, so be careful, you're going to see where some of your heroes got their ideas from! If anyone can spot what I'm talking about, i'll give you some kind of prize.
Breccia's black and white line art is amazing. I couldn't image even trying to put color on this. Something that he's able to do is "act" with drawings. In a world of constant furrowed brows and gritted teeth, it's not often you come across a sequential artist that has the chops to take a character thru the full spectrum of emotion. Breccia doesn't hide behind style. Every face has lifetime of thoughts behind it.
Ok, go on the hunt and have fun. You will not be disappointed.