The “Big Two” companies, Marvel and D.C., spent much of the past year fleecing their audiences with over-hyped, convoluted, company-wide crossovers that you need a PhD in Dorkology to follow. That’s why we love us our Vertigo books. One of our favorite titles from the D.C. imprint is the Eisner-nominated “Jack of Fables,” a spinoff from Bill Willingham’s wildly popular “Fables” series. In penciling the adventures of Jack Horner, Akins makes every facial expression count, from a devious eyebrow arch to a calculating smirk. We also love the way he draws Humpty Dumpty and Paul Bunyan, too.
Best of Chicago 2007