Saturday, September 27, 2008

James Jean & Fables

Fables #76 came out this week with another fantastic cover by James Jean. The actual story behind the cover was really good also and serves as a good jumping on point after the big events in last issue for anyone who wants to switch over from the trades. Mike Allred is the guest artist for this issue and as much as I like regular Fables artist Mark Buckingham, I love Allred and he doesn't get anywhere near the love that he should (seriously look at any issue of Madman, which is actually getting better, if that's possible).

Next month's Fables #77 cover. More pretty.

Fables #78 cover. Still more pretty.

Fables #79. Yet more James Jean prettiness, he hasn't won the Eisner for best cover artist multiple times for nothing! Sadly, I think Fables #79 will be his last cover for this title. I don't know if Vertigo already has another artist on tap, but I was talking to Kate about this and she thought they should go with Christopher Moeller or Scott Hampton. I should have known she'd suggest them and not just because she's friends with them and bought art off of them.

This is Brian Bolland's cover to this week's Jack of Fables. Another example by Bolland that makes whatever book he does a cover for just totally pop out from the sea of other titles. Jack of Fables is a spin off book from Fables and basically the premise of the two Fables titles is that fairy tale characters are actually real and live alongside us (but the titles are for mature readers so don't read them to your kids as bedtime stories!).

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