A beautiful or striking cover is always the work of someone who is both a smart designer and a gifted artist. Comic cover artists need to know how to use what little space they have to not only make an impression but also hint at a compelling story.
In these final weeks of 2013, ComicsAlliance is going to look back at our picks of the best cover artists working in comics today with a small selection of each of their covers. This week we showcase the work of Brian Churilla (Blackacre), Adam Hughes (Fairest), Mahmud A. Asrar (Supergirl) and Declan Shalvey (Winter Soldier.)
Today, on the eve of America's annual celebration of its independence, Oni Press releases a hardcover collection of a comic about one of the nation's greatest unsolved mysteries. Well, it was unsolved, until Brian Churilla revealed The Secret History of D.B. Cooper.
Where some conventions skew more toward pop culture than comic books, this past weekend's Emerald City Comicon 2013 stocked Seattle with hundreds of prominent creators from every corner of the medium. ComicsAlliance
It looks like fans finally have a human face to place with Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt's cursed comic book weapon. Laura Ramsey (The Ruins) has officially been cast as Becky Montcrief, the female lead in NBC's upcoming TV pilot based on The Sixth Gun, Oni Press's supernatural
In January comic book and graphic novel publisher Oni Press will relaunch its website as a new webcomics hub, featuring free comics every week day. The material will include at least two brand new serials a week and a mixture of previously published comics. After the serials conclude they will be released in print as graphic novels. This long-in-the-works initiative was made official at Friday's Oni Press panel at New York Comic Con, where Editor-in-Chief James Lucas Jones spoke more about the publisher's new projects from creators including Cullen Bunn, Joëlle Jones, Joe Harris, Brian Churilla... and Chris Sims.
Even if you're unfamiliar with the routinely excellent art blog, Brand New Nostalgia, chances are you've seen some of its artists' work here on ComicsAlliance and other similarly aesthetically-conscious comics sites. Founded by Andrew Ross MacLean and counting Mateus Santolouco (Dial H) Trad
On sale this week from the newly redressed Oni Press is The Secret History of D.B. Cooper #1. Written and drawn by Brian Churilla, the series posits that everything we know about the famous folk hero/criminal -- who in 1971 ransomed a hijacked plane for $250,000 before parachuting into the wilderness of the American Northwest, never to be seen again -- is all an elaborate C.I.A. cover-up. As put forth in this funny yet also quite serious new comic, the truth is that Cooper was a highly valued government assassin possessed of metaphysical abilities that granted him access to a dark realm of consciousness shared by all mankind. But when Cooper went rogue, the famous airline hijacking was a clever plan to ensure that everybody in the United States would help the government track down their missing agent and his non-existent bag of money.
Let's say, hypothetically, you awake one morning to find yourself tied to a chair with a burlap sack placed over your head and the distinct sensation of tranquilizers wearing off throughout your bloodstream. The
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