"A few months ago, I got an email from Paul Buckley, the wonderful art director at Penguin Classics, who asked if I wanted to illustrate a book cover for him..."
Illustrator Michael Cho on designing a cover for Don Delillo's White Noise
as part of the Penguin Graphic Classics series, in which prominent comic artists and illustrators create covers for literary classics. All the covers can be found in this flickr set
, including Daniel Clowes’s Frankenstein
, Candide illustrated by Chris Ware
, and Frank Miller's (kind of disappointing) cover for Gravity's Rainbow
Perhaps Chris Ware
is not only the most interesting sequential artist
working today, but the most interesting graphic artist as well. Not familiar with his stuff? Like ACME Novelty Library
or Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
? Pick up today's New York Times Book Review
; Ware illustrates a number of the reviews, and the illustrations form something of a narrative.