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This little roundtable was recorded (somewhat covertly) in an empty panel room at Spectrum Live 2. I thought it would be fun to discuss comic book cover art, so I hit up our friend Mark Chiarello (DC Comics Art Director) about joining us on the mics. He said sure, but suggested we ask another friend, George Pratt (The Art Department), to sit in as well. George said he would love to, and well, we did it.
The questions were these: What makes a good comic book cover? How have they changed over the many decades from the Golden Age up to current day? At what point did comic publishers decide to really focus on the cover image as a tool to get fans to buy their books? And who are some of the all-time greats at creating the quintessential comic book cover? (Ah, you'll have to listen in to find out the answers, true believers!)
Our thanks to George and Mark for jumping in the fray with us. They are both big fanboys so it didn't take much wrangling. And special thanks to Spectrum Live for "loaning" us (cough, cough) the use of one of their rooms. 'Preciate you, Cathy and Arnie!
**WARNING: THE AUDIO ON THIS EPISODE HAS SOME ISSUES. MY MIC WASN'T PLUGGED IN PROPERLY, SO MY VOICE SOUNDS FAR AWAY. APOLOGIES UP FRONT, 'NATION! IT WAS ALL ON ME, NOT THE OTHER GUYS.