Sometimes I wish I could show these covers to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson just to see how they’d react. But in the end, does it really matter what those guys think? They’re just named after presidents.
I’m still not in love with the title logo, but this month’s composition has this whole Battle of Algiers things going on. Wait. Nevermind. I just googled it and those aren’t even close. Anyways, this is a little like Saul Bass doing a poster for the Olympics or Hunger Games or a cross-promotion between the Olympics and the Hunger Games, which is somewhat dubious, but still fun. Anyway, it’s a trip.
Bisley knows from crazy. His Constantine shows the wear and tear of decades meddling in the arcane, without and within. Poke around in this one and the color and texture are just unreal.
The momentum is wonderful and the subtle 3D elements do so much to enhance this moment of action. It reads like a still from an animated feature I’d desperately like to see.
Full disclosure, I have a story in this one. But there’s no conflict of interest here as I’m wholly devoid of shame. It was also nominated by someone other than yours (mostly) truly. But can you blame me for highlighting this gem? I’m so taken with the color, the play of warm, autumnal reds and oranges against the cool of the earth and sky. The perspective is also quite unusual with that low, distant vantage point. A spooky scene for a spooky book. And what handsome names adorn it!