Jamal Campbell (remote sector)
In 2019, Jamal Campbell blew us away with his work on Naomi, and he started again this year in Far Sector. With its mind-boggling vision of a futuristic civilization where crime doesn’t exist and its unique, fully-realized character designs, there has never been a Green Lantern comic book that looks quite like this.
Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson (Batman: Three Jokers)
Three Jokers was long in coming, with Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok sowing the seeds for this “spiritual sequel” to Killing Joke during their run for the Justice League. Whatever your thoughts on the plot of Three Jokers, the art certainly justified the long wait. The amount of detail, precision, and cinematic flair artist Jason Fabok and colorist Brad Anderson put into this project make it one of the most beautiful Batman comics ever to be released.
Gurihiru (Superman crushes the Klan)
Gurihuru (a collective pseudonym of Japanese artists Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano) is known for its clean and elegant lines, expressive characters and vivid colors. These qualities make them perfectly suited for that light but timely update to a classic Superman tale. It was the sleekest Superman comic released in 2020, and that says a lot.
Daniel Warren Johnson and Mike Spicer (Wonder Woman: Dead Earth)
DC’s Black Label print gives artists a chance to get discouraged without worrying about pesky things like continuity. In other words, the perfect playground for such a daring and unique artist as Daniel Warren Johnson. Johnson’s grungy, heavy metal take on Wonder Woman mythology makes us wish the character always looked that way.
Dan Mora and Tamra Bonvillain (Once & Future)
Once & Future stands out amid a sea of King Arthur stories, and that’s thanks in large part to the work of artist Dan Mora and colorist Tamra Bonvillain. Sleek, imaginative character designs and intricately rendered pages make Once & Future a modern fantasy epic like no other.
These are our picks for the best comic book artist or art team of 2020 – let us know in the comments what’s on your list that hasn’t been ours, and be sure to pitch your vote for our 2020 People’s Choice Award Comic Book Series here!
There are plenty of other rewards! Check out all of our movie, TV and comic book nominees below!
Best Movies of 2020
Best TV of 2020
Best comics of 2020
Be sure to check out all of our other nominees for the Movies, TV Series and Comics of the Year awards, as well as our picks for the best games of 2020!
IGN’s Best of 2020 was designed by:
Main design + artistic direction: Justin vachon
Branding + Artistic direction: Angela Nguyen
Branding + Social Design: Julia rago
Editorial design: Amanda Flagg
Editorial design: Eric Sapp
Motion Graphics: Will Batchelor