Here are some better examples.
Look past the lower grade of printing in some cases and more to what he put down on paper. I've always been very impressed with his colors.
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I was surprised that Ken Smith colored his own work. Most of what I've seen from him has been in older zines in b&w.
Corben of course has luscious coloring. I'd forgetten about Caza. They're both on glossier paper, and better printing, like Epic. That makes an obvious difference.
Michael Golden colored a lot of his own work as well (covers and at least a couple stories I read in Marvel Fanfare); it really popped off the page.
Here's a link to a fantastic Ouroboros frontispiece by Ken Smith. It's a little large to paste here.
Just gotta say that I've been reading more of this series and am still loving it. I'm nearly done with Abraxus and the Earthman and am still loving the heck out of it. The concepts are just so original and out there -- there's a very cool surrealism surrounding the whole thing.
I also read the second Thomas/Russell Elric of Melnibone story arc and was positively enthralled.
Next, I'm going to finish Abraxus, go back and read the Silver Surfer story in #1, read the first Elric arc, read the second Marada arc, and then finish The Last Galactus Story. Then, eventually, I'll probably start a review thread for Dreadstar/The Metamorphosis Odyssey, but I should probably wait a bit before starting another one of those...
I've also gone out and obtained the Marvel Graphic novels of Marada, Dreadstar, The Price GN (Dreadstar related), and the Thomas/Russell Elric gn as a result of all that I've read.
All told, I now own all but 8 issues in the Epic Illustrated run in order to have all these stories, and I'm starting to think I should just finish the darned run and see what I'm missing.
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