The story of a cover. . .


As you know, I'm not a big fan of the new WoT cover art. As much as I've railed against Darrell K. Sweet in the past, call me old school but I prefer the original covers.

In this video, artist Julie Bell elaborates on the process behind her version of the cover art for Robert Jordan's The Path of Daggers.



9 commentaires:

S.M.D. said...

It almost feels like the new cover art is for a comic book/graphic novel version of Jordan's books. They have such a Marvel feel to them. Does anyone else see it? Maybe they should do that instead :P

Blodeuedd said...

I am not a fan of the old covers, sure these look kind of good, but i saw one that made no sense at all

amy4000 said...

Yes it does have a Marvel comics feel! It's like Jean Grey, Emma Frost and I dunno Kitty Pryde holding hands on a special double size issue of Uncanny Xmen or something :)

machinery said...

everytime i see the covers, no matter what artist, i am reminded of the somewhat racist and chovinist views manifested in those books.

Tree Frog said...

I think the new covers are an attempt to be more "young woman" friendly. The majority of the WoT devotees I know are female.

That being said, as pieces of art, they're leaps and bounds beyond the old ones.

machinery said...

tree frog : i always prefered the original ones which depicted scenes (or fragments of).
i never understood english publishers who always make some kind of emblem or symbol for a cover.

.scott said...

I like most of the new covers, and I SORELY wish TOR would use them on the actual paperbacks of the series cause the Darrell Sweet covers are literally some of the worst art out there!

There are a few that stand out as better from the new ones, this one for Path Of Daggers, I like, especially Nynaeve and Elayne. Dig their outfits and their look. I also like the smokey one with Mat...very cool. The Great Hunt one looks like a very classy update of the existing one with more realistic character drawings. A couple of them are a little lame, like the Eye Of The World one and Fires Of Heaven...but even those are ten times better than that drivel Sweet paints.

.scott said...

Sorry, the Fires Of Heaven one is actually gorgeous...it's the Lord Of Chaos cover that is lame cause it is too far away as a depicted scene.

mon_cul_ziller said...

I like these covers much better than the Sweet ones. I would re-purchase all of the books if they release them with the new covers.