Here was Gail's challenge as issued on another board:
I ask this question for fun sometimes of my pro friends, and it's fun to see that it's just impossible for the average comics reader to answer by the rules of the question. It's just too restrictive.
The question is, who is your ONE SINGLE NO-QUALIFIER, NO-WAFFLING favorite artist in comics, living or deceased?
I have a million that I adore, some I worship and a legion I like a lot. But you can ONLY mention one single name. Your very favorite.
For me, that's Joe Kubert.
He could draw anything and make it look amazing, and he draws like he invented mood. He's a helluva writer, one of the best mentors the industry has ever had, but it's his ART that kills me. The guy just sends chills up my spine with his work.
So that's mine. What about yours?
I didn't realize how tough that question was until I had to think about it. I have five artists whose art I absolutely ADORE, but if I had to pick one? Gosh, this is hard!
Um, I think...geez! I mean, how do you pick just ONE?
Okay. Travis Charest. But I cut myself a little bit because I was forced to choose one.