Tuesday, February 15, 2005

James Jean's cover story

Have I mentioned lately how much I love James Jean? No? Then let Newsarama count the ways:

"I have to read the script, which makes my job easier and the covers more interesting. If all I get is a short plot, then obviously the story I'm able to tell with one picture is limited, and I'm forced to reach into a shallow sack of tricks to make the cover 'pop'. But the key to merging story and art is composition. There's a hierarchy to its construction, where you have a big idea that spirals outward into moments of incidence."