There’s nothing quite like comics to capture the feelings of yuletide joy, bloody rage and twisted sarcasm that Christmas can often bring. Nowhere is this more evident than on a comic cover, where these entertaining mixed messages come freshly baked for mass consumption. In fact, looking back some of my favorite covers of all time are those with some sort of holiday theme to them, often featuring Santa. Whether he’s packing a shotgun, fighting the Hulk or wrestling zombies comics prove just how badass Santa Claus – and be extension Christmas – really is.
11. Make sure you are updated in the comic industry. Find out the latest design trend for comic books. If possible, create a signature look so that your readers will know immediately that it is your comic book whenever they see your comic covers. Just be careful not to copy other's ideas directly. Try to create your own flavor and style that you think readers will like.
A great comic book cover is an advertisement, a work of art, a statement, and an invitation. A great comic book cover is a glimpse of another world through a canvas no bigger than a window pane. In Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month), we look back over some of the most eye-catching, original and exceptional covers of the past month.
A great comic book cover has a lot of work to do. It’s both an advertisement and a work of art; both a statement and an invitation. Sometimes they convey character, sometimes mood, sometimes moment. Sometimes they pastiche the classics or pay tribute to the past; sometimes they strive to show us something entirely new. Always they show us a glimpse of somewhere else through a canvas no bigger than a window pane. In Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month), we look back over some of the most eye-catching, original and exceptional covers of the month that was.