Martin Coccolo is the artist behind Ape Entertainment’s ‘Helldorado’ comic, a three-issue horror western which sees the Wild West come face-to-face with the Mystic East. Chinese vampires fight against classic cowboys in a crazed genre mash-up of a comic, all drawn by Coccolo with particular focus on the gory bits most companies try and cut out.
In interviews about Helldorado, series writer Michael Hall says of working with Coccolo;
Martin’s sense of composition is excellent, but I think what impresses me most about his work on Helldorado is how his line quality and his use of light and shadow so perfectly evoke both the horror and Western genres.
Hailing from Uruguay, Coccolo is currently working for IDW as the artist on their Magic: The Gathering franchise, having previously drawn a series called Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls Vs. Zombies, which is surely something we’ve all secretly wanted to see, but have previously been too afraid to think about.