When Dynamite announced they were doing The Shadow/Batman six-part series and it would be written by Steve Orlando and drawn by Giovanni Timpano, I was interested. When I found out that one of the covers for issue #4 was going to be by Kevin Nowlan, I was sold. Nowlan has always been one of my favorites. Whether he's drawing Doctor Strange, Moon Knight, Batman, or Jack B. Quick, his style and work stand out.
Nowlan's designs are up there with the best in the industry and style is dynamic, detailed and unique. You never mistake his work for someone else. He got his start doing illustrations in the Comics Journal and Amazing Heroes in the early 80's. In 1983, he got hired to do his first published comic, Doctor Strange #57. He has worked for Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Wildstorm, America's Best Comics, Penthouse, Fantagraphic, Dark Horse and Atomeka among others. Most of the time he colors and inks his own work. He's won 2 Inkwell Awards (2008, 2011) and 1 Inkpot Award (2015).
This morning he took to Twitter and posted his process art for The Shadow/Batman #4. We see his layouts, pencils, inks and the finally colored with trade dress. Look at all that detail and fine line work. Even the Shadow's socks are ribbed. That's a true professional.