See Update Below
As I mentioned before, Judge Parker artist Eduardo Barreto fell ill several weeks ago, and was temporarily replaced by a ghost artist.
It was announced recently that artist Mike Manley has become Barreto’s permanent replacement. I’m not sold on Manly’s interpretation quite yet, but it always takes a while to get used to a new artist. We’ll see how the strip progresses over the next few months.
Update: I was under the impression that Manley was the ghost artist and had been recently awarded the job full-time, but many astute readers pointed out that this was incorrect. The interim artist is John Heebink. Mike Manley’s strips will start on March 15th.
Here’s a side by side:
Barreto – Judge Parker – 02/21/2010
John Heebink – Judge Parker – 02/19/2010