I first discovered the work of Josh Medors sometime in 2005. He had been a rising indie horror comics star but was doing some truly beautiful hyper-detailed commissions and I just fell in love with his work. His style – which he told me in an interview with Comic Art Fans several years ago – was influenced by Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo. I see some Dave Finch in him but he has a look all his own. He loves classic horror and it shows in his work. Josh has worked on Frank Frazetta’s Swamp Demon and Sorcerer titles for Image, Runes of Ragnan, Willow Creek and 30 Days of Night.
The sad thing about this amazing talent is that there just isn’t enough of his work out there for fans to enjoy. Josh has battled a very serious and rare form of cancer for the past 3 years and was even the focus of a special HERO Initiative benefit auction to raise money for his fight with cancer. The disease first slowed then stopped his ability to work completely. Recently Josh was at Chicago Con spending time with fans and sketching for them as best as he could. His fighting spirit has not been diminished.
If you would like to see a sample of the work of Josh Medors you can check out this special tribute gallery to his work from his man fans. His gallery was recently mentioned in Scoop as well. You can also follow Josh on twitter and if you would like to score a piece of his work you can contact his art rep Dave Kopecki. I strongly encourage it. You can also just send on your best wishes to Josh or just tell him what a fantastically gifted artist he really is…which if you just check out his work I’m sure you’ll agree.