The following is a list of the 2 most popular manga authors of all time.
John Romita Jr
He was born on August 17 1956, in New York City. John Romita Jr is famous for creating two Spider-Man series in the 60s and 70s. John Romita Jr collaborated with Roger Stem, and created the Hobgoblin character and let him meet the Spider-Man in A fight with Juggernaut.
Recently, John Romita Jr continued to collaborate with Mark Millar – who wrote the Kick-Ass series to continue the sequel to the Spider-Man comic book series. Romita Jr’s talent truly shone, when he created the character IronMan in the series “Demon in a bottle”. The main character – Tony Stark is a superhero – is a technology billionaire who likes to play and is also a philanthropist.
John Romita Jr was nominated for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award in 1989 for the character Daredevil. He, along with Mark Millar – the creator of Wolverine, painted the character Wolverine during his 30th anniversary.
On May 4, 2012, John signed character sketches and 50 working hours to raise money for Nevada’s Candleighters Children’s Cancer Fund.
Brian Bolland was born in Butterwick, Lincolnshire, on March 26, 1951. Although during this time, American comics did not appear in the UK until 1959.
Bolland was a student studying graphic design and Art History before finding his first job in 1972 in a Nigerian comic book called “POWERMAN”. Later, he started working by drawing illustrations for Oz magazine and then Time Out magazine, he found another job in 1977 that is the design work for 2000AD and Judge Dredd. The collaboration between the legendary Brian Bolland and Alan Moore led to the birth of one of the iconic images – The Joker.
Bolland always received compliments from his colleagues, when he worked on any DC Comics character. One of his choices led to the production of the comic “Batman: The Killing Joke”. The book was published in 1988, composed by the legendary writer Alan Moore. The book explores the origin of the Joker and is considered the most controversial story in Batman.
His artwork has a lasting influence. Brian Bolland won his first award of the Strip Association’s “Best Newcomer” in 1977. He went on to win a total of three Eisner Awards and three Harvey awards. He recently worked on Comic DC’s “Dial H for Hero”.