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Official Joe Benitez Site. Moleskine Notebook Art by Kerby Rosanes | purple leaves. Bruises and Black Eyes. Lee Bermejo. 30 Stunning and Inspirational Comic Covers. In the past it was rejected as a secondary form of art, the 20th century transformed comics into a mass medium. From comic strips to graphic novels, the gender has increasingly grown in number of publications and popularity. With the expansion of the gender came the necessity of creating covers that look amazing and attract new readers. Comic book covers are not only the preview of what's under them, but stunning works of art. Sometimes it's a good idea to look for inspiration outside your usual field of action.

In this post, we compiled some of our favourite comic covers from the last years. Feast your eyes with them. Iron Man 2.0 #4 - Homage to Joker Cover by Lee Bermejo House of Mystery #37 Cover by Esao Andrews Batwoman #5 | Cover by J.H. Craig Thompson. Hello, Blog-Readers, and thanks as always for your patience. As you certainly can relate, the summer months are chaos.

First off, it was a treat to see many of you at San Diego Comic-con, and thanks to the comic industry for awarding HABIBI an Eisner for Best Writer/Artist. Here’s a con photo with a great group of fans from the Philippines. The Philippines have recently been hit hard by monsoon season flooding, and members of the comics community have started a fundraiser for aid, relief, and medical assistance for the hundreds of thousands of displaced people. As part of this, the original cover artwork for the new edition of BLANKETS has been donated. As all of you know, I never sell original artwork, so this a rare exception that any piece is available. 14′x17″ India ink on Bristol board. Where I write: Craig Thompson on the art of the graphic novel. A painting hangs above the drawing table in Craig Thompson's Southeast Portland home. It's a prized possession, a birthday gift done by his friend, artist Dan Attoe, that is both funny and intensely meaningful. The painting is a portrait of God, full-bearded and wild-eyed, the angry Yahweh of the Old Testament, ready to smite a sinner.

But step a little closer: There are four words at the bottom, painted in capital letters so small you have to lean over the table to read them. "It's a painting of God looking down on me as I work -- with an important mantra," Thompson says, grinning. "I suppose you can't print the caption in The Oregonian. " No way. Attoe did the painting as Thompson was finishing more than seven years of work on his new graphic novel, "Habibi," an enormous, ambitious book that expands and deepens the twinned themes of sensuality and spirituality that Thompson explored in his groundbreaking 2004 book, "Blankets. " Mission accomplished. Sketchbook 2013 (vol.4) on the Adweek Talent Gallery. Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy. Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook.

Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni Pin drawing pens, and his innate gift for drawing, the artist is able to transport viewers to a world where tiny, cartoonish creatures explode with gusto to make up larger entities. Each of the illustrator's complex and crowded sketches are filled with minute details that allow the eye to wander and discover new characters and designs at every turn. The portraits are immediately mesmerizing, but even more spectacular when looked upon closely. Rosanes says that he's on a bit of an illustration high from merging animals with his "crazy doodle monsters" but admits, "I’m liking the results of every fusion. " He's not the only one! Kerby Rosanes websiteKerby Rosanes on deviantART via [Gaks] Doodle Rebellion! Last year, I had featured Lei Melendres‘ “Crazy Comix Doodles,” and since then he has worked on new sketchbook drawings. His illustrations generally include wacky characters crammed together on a page or two, and many of them, are actually quite mouthy!

Artwork © Lei Melendres.