Always a little conflicted by presentation choices made by the Straits Times in their comics coverage, where they favour photos of creators rather than artwork from the books.
You’d think that readers would be more likely to pick up a book if they had a better idea and imprint in their minds of what the cover or interior pages looked like.
The existing model works for non-illustrated books, but comics is such a visual medium it seems odd to confine the images to small thumbnails (TV and Film I guess avoid that since you can do both with a shot of the actor in a scene).
But maybe that’s wrongheaded, and in the context of limited space on a page (as opposed to the acreage afforded on websites), a focus on personalities does make sense. And probably we should all be grateful for any coverage at all, in this oversaturated world :p
Still: What would make you more likely to buy a comic?
Anyway, buy an E-copy of The Shadow Hero this week, or get your pre-orders in! :p