Category: illustration

Rosaria of Venice — Choosing a Cover, and the May 24th Kickstarter

I’ll be Kickstarting Rosaria of Venice, the alternate history steampunk Renaissance novel I wrote and am now revising, this month on May 25. The proceeds are to pay for cover illustrations (front and inside) as well as editing and proofreading. While I won’t be commissioning the final works until the Kickstarter campaign finishes, I have …

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Batgirl #12: A Feminist Critique of a Comic Book Cover

I have seen this cover from issue #12 of Batgirl circulating through Google+. Many praise its fine workmanship, and so do I. But despite the illustration’s virtues, I take issue with its approach. It’s about the characterization, you see. Image © Artgerm Observe Batgirl: hips swung forward, hand crossing her chin, eyes cast coyly askance …

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