Friday, April 25, 2008

Ryan Sook Countdown Covers

Ryan Sook has done some incredible covers for DC comics' Countdown Specials. While his type treatment might be unusable for an ongoing series, it is a striking and smart way of visually tying these one-shots together. I especially like his take on the Kirby characters. Usually comic artists fall back on the "it's-a-Kirby-character-so-I'll-do-a-Kirby-knock-off" approach, while Sook applies his own aesthetics.This Flash cover is another example of how Sook is able to reference the past (below) without being a slave to it. He's come a long way from his days as a Mignola look-a-like- but, hey, we all have to start somewhere.

This image was found over on Todd Klein's blog where he did a logo study on the Flash's logo- part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.

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