This week, I would like to look at the art of comics. Or to put it in a question, how much does the art affect the overall comic book experience?
Now, obviously we can't ask which is more important, art or writing, because if either was more important than the other we wouldn't have had the awful style over substance '90's. But still, some stories are so intrinsically linked to a certain art style that it is very hard to imagine them any other way. Would Arkham Asylum or Sandman be considered as highly if they had been done in a style similar to say, The Killing Joke or maybe Dark Knight Returns, or does the quality of writing mean that the story would work no matter what the art? I'll leave that up to you to discuss.
Also, just out of interest, I'd like to know what/ who you guys like when it comes to comic book art and why.