It’s Sunday, it’s Best Cover EVER? time again. This week we have artist Sean Azzopardi chipping in to tell us about the cover that thrilled a teenaged Sean.
Azzopardi then cheats and picks another in the same post, but does so by cleverly establishing a theme through the art, so we’ll let it pass because we’re just so darned nice!
Sean Azzopardi is the maker of some very fine comics, most recently the first issue of Necessary Monsters Volume 2 with writer Daniel Merlin Goodbrey (review) and his sketchbook/diary comic that is far,far more than a simple sketchbook/diary comic Same Day Return (review). Both books are available from Azzopardi’s webstore.
Swamp Thing Issue 34 – Rite Of Spring – art by John Totleben
Favourite cover is to difficult. Reading comics again in my teens, Swamp Thing was my fave. Bissette and Totleben were just perfect for this material and drew some great covers. Rite of Spring ( Issue 34 ) is the one I’ve chosen. A lovely quiet Totleben painting reflecting the story inside.
Talking of inside, this two page spread was the kind of work that really inspired me:
In contrast Moore and Totleben worked together on Miracleman. Issue 15 was really exciting when I first read it. The cover gives a fair idea of the mayhem inside:
So two covers expressing opposite emotions.
Fantastic work By John Totleben.