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Friday, January 29, 2010

Cover Cravings #2: Sam Weber

A weekly feature on my blog where I post up cover images that fit a weekly theme - art styles, artists, colour schemes, etc. In essence, this is a meme that celebrates book covers as pieces of art. Covers link to larger images and titles to goodreads summaries.

This week's theme: Sam Weber (cover artist)
artist website
With the issues of underrepresented/absent PoC covers being voiced as of late, I thought that I could bring attention to an artist who does an amazing job with some PoC covers (as well as non-PoC ones).


1) House of Mystery (graphic novels)

Vol.1: Room and Boredom
by Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham

2) Breaking the Wall (novels)

#1 Thirteen Orphans
#2 Nine Gates
by Jane Lindskold

3) individual novels

The Gaslight Dogs by Karin Lowachee
The Thin Executioner by Darren Shan
Scary (Russian) Fairy Tales by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
Prospero Lost by L. Jagi Lamplighter

My Thoughts

What first alerted me to this artist's works were the covers for the Breaking the Wall series (the art for the third book Five Odd Honors can be found on the artist's site and is absolutely gorgeous). There aren't many covers I've seen that focus on Asian characters, so these immediately drew me in with their slightly surreal and soft tones. Then, I saw a post on the cover for The Thin Executioner that mentioned this artist by name, whom to my surprise is also the cover artist for The Gaslight Dogs. If you go to the artist's website, you can also see illustrations done for that amazing and horrible book Lord of the Flies, which I found redeems the book by proxy. Slightly. I'm quite intrigued by some of the other books in the artist's gallery as well, and will definitely check out any new projects the artist illustrates.
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Emma Michaels said...

amazing art!

Jami said...

His work is dark and mysterious. I like it! Great feature!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I love great covers! These are so great!

miss cindy :) said...

those are some great covers, love the art! thanks for sharing :)

Melissa said...

All those covers are incredible, and so much fun to look at! :)

Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...

Guhhhhhhhhhhh. *makes grabby hand motions at Gaslight Dogs cover*

Ryan G said...

He has some fantastic covers, I'm actually getting There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

BrittLit said...

Those House of Mystery books sound good, and I love the covers.

Misty said...

What a great idea for a post! He's rather talented, isn't he? I especially like the House of Mystery covers and Prospero Lost.