Friday, 17 September 2010

swamp thing

My friend bought me this issue of Swamp Thing for a birthday present last year as he knew I was a fan of the comic. This cover is incredible in that it uses the very limited palette of colours in the generic cheap printing used in all DC comics of this era but manages to convey several layers of depth from the figures emerging from the background to the hatching transparent spore in the foreground. The framing of the image with the weeds at the bottom edges and the main action appearing centrally also elevate this beyond the usual comic book fare to the feeling of a book cover or film poster.

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