Thanks for the comments on the previous Fitzgerald posts- Some great observations on what makes Owen's work so exciting.
There is much to admire about his work: drawing, inking, composition, storytelling, etc., but for me the most important element of his work is how bold and direct it is. Crystal-clear communication of the idea to the reader's brain. This is the common element of all great cartoonists, from Schulz to Herriman to Kurtzman to Kirby- their drawings read like writing- you "read" the drawings instantly, you get the point instantly. The poses, shapes convey attitude, movement, direction, and create rhythm and beats from one pose and panel to the next. The cartoon version of Kanji or sumi-e.