Thursday, May 8, 2008


For all you process junkies out there, I've just discovered a post by Jock (illustrator of the Drunken Angel DVD and arguably the best cover design mind in comics), doing an "anatomy of a cover" for the first issue of Scalped that's not too dissimilar to what I try to do here when I manage to find the time to post. It's here, and well worth reading.

Another recent discovery: Tropical Toxic, the blog of Tomer and Asaf Hanuka, particularly the post on Tomer's amazing (and probably NSFW) cover for the Peguin Classics Marquis de Sade book:

Tangentially, I also discovered that the great David Lapham has started a blog (currently hyping F for Fake, interestingly enough). For those unfamiliar with Lapham: If you're a fan of film noir or crime stories generally, you're still not nearly prepared for the pure nihilism of his genius comic Stray Bullets—depending on what day of the week it is, possibly my favorite comic ever. (His latest, Young Liars, is also off to a fine start.)

(I've been told that including more links makes one's blog posts more google-spider-friendly. Can you tell?)