See the full draft picks under the cut!
My pick for artist on this book is Joelle Jones who you're familiar with because she recently tackled the Doctor Horrible one-shot but you'll also recognize her from Madame Xanadu as well as Fables. She's no stranger to drawing characters, young and old, and I feel like her playful style would match up perfectly with Dawn's acerbic yet bubbly ways.
For this story, I'd like to bring back Georges Jeanty. Of all the characters Georges has drawn, I think he's consistently done Xander the best. It's not even that he looks exactly like Nick Brendon so much as there's an essence to the character that I feel Georges taps into. Plus, I just love the idea of giving Georges the chance to be the Q to Xander's Bond.
|Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon|
For this book, I will give several helpful (but not necessary) organs to see Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon. Why? Have you read Daytripper? Look, this is just me calling on two of the greatest artists in comic book history. I'd love to see their interpretation of Giles as well as see them create some really interesting demons, both humanoid and Lovecraftian.
The artist I'd like to see on this book is Amanda Conner because Faith is totally Power Girl; strong, smart, and more than a bit of a smart ass. Like Faith, Power Girl has grown into one hell of a feminist icon and it's in no small part thanks to Amanda's gift for expressiveness and motion. Just no boob windows, please.
With all that in mind, there can only be one artist (possibly writer as well) to handle this book: Terry Moore. Like Joelle Jones, Terry already has one Whedony feather in his cap from when he drew the Willow & Tara story, Wannablessedbe. Of the characters there, he just nailed the look of Willow so perfectly that I've been dying ever since to see him do more. On the queer front, Terry is responsible for Strangers in Paradise. I don't know what else I can say. Terry Moore is the perfect person for this job. Story, end of.
For this comic, I would tap Fiona Staples, whose work I recently discovered and instantly fell in love with while reading Steve Niles's new book, Mystery Society. There's something about the angularness of the characters Fiona draws and the way she expresses action from panel to panel that makes me think she'd be a perfect fit for our man, Spike.
The artist? Well... I struggled with this one, especially since Scott already has one picked out. After a lot of contemplation I figured, screw it, Stephen Mooney's my man. Back in the day he took charge during part of After the Fall and, while some people hated what he did, I was enthralled. I think Mooney has a gift for capturing likenesses better than anyone. Plus, there's a kind of inherent darkness to his style, almost gothic, which is a color that I think suits Angel perfectly. It's a controversial choice, for sure, but, hey, my list, my rules.
These are my picks for artists. At this point I'm leaving my thoughts on authors out of the mix but I definitely want to hear everyone's thoughts on writers as well as their picks for artists and, really, just what comics you'd want to see and what they'd be about? Would you want more Fray? Who else should get a comic? Consider this an open discussion because I would love to know what people are interested in seeing.