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    • CommentAuthorKirbyPunch
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2010
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    I wouldn't buy books with a lot of "Design Text" on the front. I like pictures!!! It may sell to some, but I'm old school like that.
    I'm certainly not trying to snipe people who are into it, but they certainly wouldn't be getting my 2.99! Also, what ever happened to pen and ink?

    There is some amazing stuff on here, though, for sure. "Different Strokes"...
    • CommentAuthorDBed
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2010
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    @ Hartter – Nice covers! I particularly like the first one with a more monstrous Spider-Man!
    @ Berserker – I like your “fantasy” take
    @ dancingpencil – Romance cover… why didn’t I think of that. Great Job!
    @ mthemordant – Great pulp cover!
    @ Paul Sizer – Awesome times two!
    @ leighwoosey – Very cool!

    I tried for a more romance pulp approach...

    AmazingAdultFantasy15 by DBed
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    I wouldn't buy books with a lot of "Design Text" on the front. I like pictures!!! It may sell to some, but I'm old school like that.

    Luckily, people like you are dying of old age all the time.
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    burn
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2010
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    I wouldn't buy books with a lot of "Design Text" on the front. I like pictures!!! It may sell to some, but I'm old school like that.
    I'm certainly not trying to snipe people who are into it, but they certainly wouldn't be getting my 2.99! Also, what ever happened to pen and ink?


    Plenty of room for both, KirbyPunch. Comics relegated itself to not being able to use design and typography for so long, it's nice to see the medium growing up and learning to use any form that works. People like Brian Wood, Rian Hughes and Chris Ware have been pushing the design/typographic edge for years and really paved the way for others to dive in as well.
    Plus, we already do plenty of pen and ink here; these challenges are a nice change of pace, evidenced by how many submissions they're pulling in.
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    @chris g
    Woa!! Really dig your submission. I love the pulp aspect present in several entries this week.
    Favorites thus far besides chris g: @Sizer second entry, @DBed, @Hartter first entry, @mthemordant, @leighwoosey, @Raid71 and his gooey lettering, @oogliemooglie and (for all the wrong reasons) @Andre Navarro.
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    @Frequent Contributor, @Lance Sells, @leigh Woosey, @Hartter, @ Raid71, @Sobreiro, @Dbed - Great stuff!! You guys are crazy good.
    @Paul Sizer - A double helping of awesome.
    @Andre - Hilarity.

    In regards to the topic brought up by KirbyPunch, You know, you can always open up a comic and see the pictures inside, even if there is a text-heavy cover :) I'm not picking on you, but it is an interesting point...
    I'm feeling that text and design-centric covers are the future of comic covers. Or, at least, I fucking hope so. How long can Marvel and DC keep beating the dead horse of the unrelated cover art by a completely different artist anyway? Look at what a splash those newest graphic-y Invincible Iron man covers made, and those weren't even very good. But they stood out. Even though all the floating shapes made Tony Stark look drunk or tripping so hard he lost his Iron Man helmet.
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    Sobreiero, leighwoosey, Paul Sizer, somnonaut, frequentcontributor, newspaperdrone, Raid71, helloMuller(Tom!), Audley Strange - Thanks.

    @Brian le Golem - My thoughts of Stan Lee as some kind of animated eunuch are now gone. Thank you.
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    @ Lance: You're very welcome...actually, my head still hurts after this one...I honestly do not understand how it came into my brain...

    @ Kirbypunch: ok, you'll get one with mainly inks thursday evening. Keep online. Mind you, the topic of the thread is to make a cover, therefore, with a lot of text.
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      CommentAuthorDarthmoga
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2010 edited
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    you gaize miss me? ;)
    Larger Image @ Deviantart: http://bit.ly/a42UgE
    • CommentAuthorVicky Van
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2010
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    @vicky van- studies show that there is always at least 1 spider within 10 feet of you at all times.....enjoy



    @JSween Thanks! I'll be under my mosquito net for the rest of the week. Not sleeping. GAH!
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2010
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    holy shit
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      CommentAuthorDarthmoga
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2010 edited
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2010
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    Harris_Ejaz, I love you.
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    Chris G, Get that fucking thing on an A1 Poster, I'm buying it. If your'e lucky, I may also come round your house and snog you.
    • CommentAuthorKirbyPunch
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2010
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    But Warren, I'm only 24 years old!Is this...a death threat?
    Hahahaha!
    • CommentAuthorKirbyPunch
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2010
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    @harris...This is the coolest thing ever!
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2010
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    Harris - love yours. very Rockwell meets Pasqual Ferry. Hope to see it colored!

    VertigoJones - Let's make that happen asap ^_^
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      CommentAuthorPaladine
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2010
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    My favorites so far:

    Brendan McGinley

    frequentcontributor

    Spedwig

    Hartter

    leighwoosey

    But these five were hard to choose.
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    DBed: Funny...

    harris-ejaz: Well I'd buy that. Just lovely work.

    mthemordant brings up a good point: Marvel, specifically, does this thing (or used to more often a few years ago) where covers for the books would be almost exactly the same from month to month. The Tim Bradstreet (an artist I like...) covers on Punisher and the Bagley computer-painted Ultimate Spider-Man covers were pretty much identical issue after issue. I had to stop buying Punisher, and I accidentally bought double copies of USM 2 months in a row, thinking that it was the next issue... So, yes, a little variety please.

    Anyway, I like a nice mix of art and text design. The Secret Warriors covers are a nice mix of art and type, I think... (as well as others already mentioned...)