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Saturday, December 17, 2011
Cover "wins" from 12/17/11
Love the design, love the colors. Hell, what's not to love?
A sweet example of an "X" design. I've said it before, Mignola has this shit down to a sweet science.
This is here mainly to appreciate the fine painting skills of this artist. Great color work. Subtle.
Speaking of subtle. Another great job. Nailed it. I wish I was better at the Art Nouveau but then I'd be in competition with Adam Hughes. And I'm crazy, not stupid. But this artist does a great job.
J.H. Williams is the master of having a ton of shit going on in covers but yet he knows how to make each element readable. And the logo stands out yet is integrated into the art nicely.
Hey, let's just have the character standing in the rain. And if you're Mr. Howard, you pick a great angle, you add a graphic BG element that could be building reflections or not. Either way, the sky reflection anchors the design. And the colorist does a great job with those sky color. I really FEEL the fatigue of the character after what I'm assuming was a hellacious night of ass kicking. But that's over now because the sun is coming up.
Text with an illustration? Yes please. And I love how the yellow lettering divides the scenes and works as a bridge between red and green.
Speaking of yellow. Love the brightness of this Coker cover. It's got great drama.