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Artist Spotlight: John Cassaday

John Cassaday is an American comic book artist and writer. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas and currently lives in New York City. His style is highly detailed and uses relatively realistically-proportioned human characters.

Cassaday started out in 1993 by drawing a story in Negative Burn before providing art for Dark Horse Comics's Ghost in 1996. After this he became the main artist on Desperadoes. He then started getting work with DC and Marvel at the end of 1997 .

He is best known for his work on Planetary with writer Warren Ellis, Astonishing X-Men with Joss Whedon and Captain America.

Cassaday has won the following awards for his professional, and outstanding work in the comic book business:

* 2000 - nominated for Best Cover Artist Eisner Award for Planetary
* 2006 - won Best Penciller/Inker Eisner Award for Astonishing X-Men and Planetary

Cassaday's work is hands down the best comic book work i've seen in my years of reading, and truly captures a range of emotion and intensity in his characters. His panel work and layouts are cinematic and breathtaking. Anyone interested in the world of illustration or design needs to pick up one of the Astonishing X-Men Trade paperbacks and take a look at the work. It doesn't disappoint.

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