Monday, January 2, 2012
Well, I'm just gonna say it.
It's funny, one of the reasons I started this blog was to voice my opinions on what a good cover should be by pointing out the really good ones and the really bad ones. What makes me scratch my head is how people judge a cover. A lot of times, they add extra credit to a cover because of content in the book. If they liked the book, or the character, or the artist, then the cover becomes better in their eyes. I'm not doing that. The point of this blog is to look at the cover as a piece of stand alone art; to celebrate its strengths or talk about it's weaknesses, free from all the other baggage that, to be honest doesn't mean shit to me. It's only about what's on the cover.
So congratulations Jock. I don't have a statue or anything. Just me giving you a thumbs up. And I'll be buying you a beer the next time I see you at a show.