Southern Bastards, with art by Jason Latour, is one of the few comics that I follow. Jason's line is visceral, his characters ugly and his panel design / narrative flow constantly packs a punch.
Jason's work on Southern Bastards makes me want to draw weather worn faces and real people. His comics aren't populated by lantern jawed superheroes but by believable humans (admittedly, often large believable humans) and particularly the lower classes (Southern Bastards takes place in a town that's experiencing the downside of the American Dream); drunks, disturbed war vets, working men and women. Faces are never perfect. Latour revels in a broken nose, a mouth full of bad teeth, stubble, scars, age and a life well lived.
There's a joy in drawing those broken, ugly and human features that's evident in every panel. I imagine Latour is an observer of people and a collector of faces.
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