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  • Best Jo Chen/Jon Foster Cover!

    It's time to praise these guys for doing awesome covers. But where there's praise, there's also complaint.

    I've said this before, but I am in awe of Jon Foster's use of colour. This dude knows how to make my eyes like what they're seeing. All three of his covers (so far) are wonderfully painted. I especially love the sun glare in #11. It's such an epic shot of this season's Big Bad, Mr. Twilight.

    The only gear Foster grinds are the character's facial features. Okay, so not everyone can be like Jo Chen, but I'm not talking about the similarities to the series' character. I'm talking about the proportions. Take #12 for example, Buffy's eyes don't seem to have any eyelids. A bit snake-like.

    And this isn't a complaint necessarily, but what's up with Buffy's hair? Is that supposed to be Japanese?
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    8.01 Jo Chen (Buffy)
    1.16%
    1
    8.02 Jo Chen (Xander and Buffy)
    8.14%
    7
    8.03 Jo Chen (Willow)
    9.30%
    8
    8.04 Jo Chen (Dawn and Buffy)
    4.65%
    4
    8.05 Jo Chen (Buffy decoy)
    9.30%
    8
    8.06 Jo Chen (Faith)
    4.65%
    4
    8.07 Jo Chen (Faith and Giles)
    3.49%
    3
    8.08 Jo Chen (Faith and Buffy)
    3.49%
    3
    8.09 Jo Chen (Naked Faith)
    9.30%
    8
    8.10 Jo Chen (Buffy and Willow)
    11.63%
    10
    8.11 Jon Foster (Buffy and Twilight)
    12.79%
    11
    8.12 Jon Foster (Buffy and vampires)
    2.33%
    2
    8.13 Jon Foster (Xander)
    2.33%
    2
    "The Long Way Home" TPB Jo Chen (Buffy, Willow, Xander)
    10.47%
    9
    "No Future for You" TPB Jo Chen (Buffy and Faith)
    6.98%
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  • #2
    I like all of Jo Chen's... It's hard to just pick one. I went with the original Buffy cover (8.1)

    Foster... I'm not on board with Foster yet.
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    • #3
      The 8.11 Foster cover has been slowly turning into my favorite single issue cover, actually.

      I don't think there can be any argument, though, that Jo Chen's trade paperback cover of "The Long Way Home" is not just the best cover, but may in fact be the single best representation of the Scoobies ever conceived as official art or photography.
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      • #4
        The cover to the Long Way Home trade is the best painted cover so far. Followed by (in this order) #9, #10, #3, #12, #7, #6, #4, #8, #5, #2, #11, #1, and lastly, #13.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ThePoet's<3 View Post
          I like all of Jo Chen's... It's hard to just pick one. I went with the original Buffy cover (8.1)
          I remember when the cover was first released back last year, I thought "Whoa! That is totally Buffy!" But now looking back and comparing it to Chen's outstanding improvement with the similarities, I find #1 looks kinda.... alright. I would say that's my least favourite cover.
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          • #6
            I was never impressed by the cover. It looks absolutely nothing like Buffy. She looks incredibly tall and her head is quite small. Her nose is also longer and pointier than Buffy's. Jo Chen showed how good she was from #3-#10.

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            • #7
              How can I be the only person who loves 8.12? :eek:You people are crazy! I love 12 and 11 especially.. might like it more then 10 I think. Those are great, also love 3, 5, 6 (is my wallpaper).

              I agree that issue 1 cover isn't that great. It's alright.. but just doesn't look like Buffy.. looks more like the decoy actually. For that reason I'd say to people who don't like Foster, just wait a little.. although I think he's awesome now.
              Last edited by alexa; 20-01-08, 01:41 AM.
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              • #8
                Xander is in #13. I don't love 13.. it's alright. But for my money covers like 1 and 2 didn't have as much depth in regards to the story.. or just for the simple prettiness factor.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by alexa View Post
                  Xander is in #13. I don't love 13.. it's alright. But for my money covers like 1 and 2 didn't have as much depth in regards to the story.. or just for the simple prettiness factor.
                  Oops! Thanks, that's the one I meant.

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                  • #10
                    Without a doubt, "The Long Way Home" paperback cover is the most beautiful and descriptive cover they've made yet. Jo Chen does a wonderful picture of our three main characters, and I was in awe when I first saw the photo. That's how realistic it is.

                    Others that deserve mention-

                    "The Chain"
                    "The Long Way Home" (Part III)
                    "No Future For You" (Parts III and IV)
                    "No Future For You" (Paperback)
                    "A Beautiful Sunset"
                    "Wolves At The Gate (Part II)"
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by patxshand View Post
                      I was never impressed by the cover. It looks absolutely nothing like Buffy. She looks incredibly tall and her head is quite small. Her nose is also longer and pointier than Buffy's. Jo Chen showed how good she was from #3-#10.
                      See, that's how I feel about Foster's work. If you look at his website - long noses, squashed faces. It's almost quite "Van Gogh"!

                      http://jonfoster.com

                      Chen's work as gotten better - but she really didn't have far to go IMO. She was pretty close to the mark on the first cover.
                      -TP<3
                      "At that point I'd love a fight and a heart to heart and then of course naughtiness and happy ever after."
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by alexa View Post
                        How can I be the only person who loves 8.12? :eek:You people are crazy! I love 12 and 11 especially.. .
                        I like those 2 a lot as well. The surrealness of 8.12 is just awesome. At the moment I prefer Foster's covers, not that we've seen many of them.

                        Naked!Faith, Faith & Giles, and Dawn are some of my fave Jo Chen covers.
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