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Friday, June 06, 2008

Comic Artists On My DVD Shelves

I enjoy watching movies as much as I love reading comic books, and one of my favourite producers of DVDs is The Criterion Collection. Known for their "continuing series of important classic and contemporary films on DVD", they release some of the finest editions of DVDs available today, and this fall they'll be putting out their first discs on BluRay.

In addition to the in depth bonus features and commentaries on their collections, the packaging for their discs is often just as impressive. In fact, several comic artists have contributed work to their discs.

Mike Allred with a cover for director, Pietro Germi's, comedy Seduced and Abandoned (1964).

Jaime Hernandez with the cover for the hilarious satire of Sicilian male-chauvinist culture, Divorce, Italian Style (1962) also directed by Pietro Germi.

Darwyn Cooke with art for the boxset of horror and science fictions classics, Monsters and Madmen, which collects four films by producers Richard and Alex Gordon. The image here of the boxset cover features imagery from the individual covers for the four films in the set: The Haunted Strangler(1958), Corridors of Blood (1959), The Atomic Submarine (1959) , and First Man into Space(1959).

And most recently, Criminal artist, Sean Phillips, contributed appropriately the cover and some interior book art for the packaging of Allen Baron's film noir classic, Blast of Silence(1961). This release did get some attention on Newsarama for the comic connection.

Probably not the kind of thing you'll see Wizard including in their comic book artist's checklist feature, but definitely cool nonetheless!



At 6/06/2008 6:47 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Great post! Now this is more like it! Thanks for giving me a break with a well thought out and informative post.

Is there anything Joe can't do?

At 6/07/2008 10:29 PM, Blogger Jack said...

Reach a really high shelf?

I keeeeed I keeeeed.

At 6/08/2008 4:55 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Hey, is this a remark about my height? :(

At 6/08/2008 4:56 PM, Blogger Joe said...

I'm so burned...


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