Page 5 of 62 FirstFirst ... 345671555 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 918
  1. #61
    Fulgurous Moderator KatG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    In a Cloud
    Posts
    12,339
    I am so happy. Why, may you ask. Because I finally got my rippling muscle barbarian on a recent cover -- with an axe, for Andy Remic's new novel Kell's Legend, which starts a new series (and with vampires too!) Okay, his chest isn't bare, but it's still pretty good. So now those talking about rippling muscle barbarian covers who never have any examples -- you have a most excellent one!

    And I really like it too. I'm going to have to buy it, I think.

    http://andyremic.wordpress.com/2009/...egend-artwork/

  2. #62
    Shadows In The Wind EsotericForest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    63
    Blog Entries
    1
    Well the one cover I love was already posted, for Books of the South, The Black Company...I love Raymond Swanlands work, he has an excellent eye catching style. But I really love these...I tend to like dark covers:

    http://img10.imageshack.us/i/nok.jpg/

    http://img522.imageshack.us/i/gofm.jpg/

  3. #63
    Dazed Rambler Winter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Olathe, KS
    Posts
    503
    I saw that cover earlier today, Kat. I don't tend to enjoy covers depicting characters or scenes all that much--the exception being the art of Raymond Swanland--but I liked this one. As far as barbarian covers go, it could have been terrible, he could be wearing just a loin cloth with a near-naked woman wrapped around his arm.

    Still, not the sort of book I'd pick up, no matter the cover.

  4. #64
    I think my favorites are all the covers on Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series. The cover art is what sold the series to me.

  5. #65
    Fulgurous Moderator KatG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    In a Cloud
    Posts
    12,339
    Quote Originally Posted by Winter View Post
    I saw that cover earlier today, Kat. I don't tend to enjoy covers depicting characters or scenes all that much--the exception being the art of Raymond Swanland--but I liked this one. As far as barbarian covers go, it could have been terrible, he could be wearing just a loin cloth with a near-naked woman wrapped around his arm.

    Still, not the sort of book I'd pick up, no matter the cover.
    Yes, I know, everyone is expecting the barbarian with the near-naked woman, but they very seldom are able to produce them for the last ten years or so, except for the occasional tie-in cover or a paranormal romance -- although even there, not so much. So I've repeatedly joked that someone needs to show me one in the recent years, and no one does, though they keep complaining about such covers as if they were everywhere.

    So I was thrilled to see one. Yes, it doesn't have the near-naked woman on it, and that's a point against it, but the guy is so cool looking, it's okay. I think the art is neat and the book sounds interesting. And now when people complain about rippling muscle barbarian covers -- which you can't do in this cover thread (see original post,) but you can elsewhere -- with or without near-naked woman, I can provide an example, since they never have one themselves.

  6. #66
    and I like to party. Seak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,413
    Quote Originally Posted by EsotericForest View Post
    Well the one cover I love was already posted, for Books of the South, The Black Company...I love Raymond Swanlands work, he has an excellent eye catching style. But I really love these...I tend to like dark covers:

    http://img10.imageshack.us/i/nok.jpg/

    http://img522.imageshack.us/i/gofm.jpg/
    Completely agree. I love these covers. When I was reading Night of Knives, I displayed the cover proudly.
    I also really like the Anomander Rake cover from Subterranean Press.
    Last edited by Seak; August 10th, 2009 at 10:38 AM. Reason: bambinos

  7. #67
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    168
    I like these:



  8. #68
    weightless astronaut
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    355
    Looks like Edward Miller, I always like his stuff...

  9. #69
    Fulgurous Moderator KatG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    In a Cloud
    Posts
    12,339
    Funky. A little retro and beautiful color on those. I wouldn't mind seeing more covers with a watercolor look.

  10. #70
    Quote Originally Posted by KatG View Post
    Funky. A little retro and beautiful color on those. I wouldn't mind seeing more covers with a watercolor look.
    I agree. They remind me a little of some 1960s covers, like the Ballantine covers for Titus Groan and Gormanghast, though the figures in those were less distinct. The colors in these and, for lack of a better word, the fuzziness of the background actually adds something. Maybe that 'fuzziness' engages the viewer's imagination a bit more. (I do wish I could think of a better word than 'fuzziness' because that sounds critical, and I don't mean to be.)

    Randy M.

  11. #71
    weightless astronaut
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    355
    Really like this one by Jon Foster: http://www.subterraneanpress.com/Mer...oduct_Count=18

  12. #72
    Fulgurous Moderator KatG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    In a Cloud
    Posts
    12,339
    Oh that one is cool. Subterranean does some beautiful work.

  13. #73
    Dazed Rambler Winter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Olathe, KS
    Posts
    503
    That is a nice cover, but moreover, I now want that book...

  14. #74
    weightless astronaut
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    355
    Yes, Sub Press will get you like that...

  15. #75
    Fulgurous Moderator KatG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    In a Cloud
    Posts
    12,339
    Some new ones I like:

    Never Slow Dance with a Zombie by E. Van Lowe -- a comic YA novel. I just really like how they set this up. It communicates, along with the title, exactly what the book is.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076...SIN=0765320401


    Mickey Zucker Reichart's new Flight of the Renshai. What I like about this one is that the swordsman is done slanted, in excellent line with the (currently popular) sigil/run/tatoo background thingy. Nice color on it too.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/075...SIN=0756402735

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •