Wednesday, September 02, 2009
What's wrong with this picture?
I'm a big fan of Jo Chen's art, and have particularly admired her covers for this series, as she constantly demonstrates her ability to do effective character likenesses in an organic way, so that the characters look like characters more than weird, wax models of the actors who played them. This cover really jumped off the shelf at me this week, and I couldn't help noticing that both Buffy and Willow seem awfully...big, don't they? I don't think I've ever even watched an entire episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer start to finish before, so I'm hardly an expert in these matters, but the I'm familiar enough with the actresses who played the characters on the show that these images look a little...exaggerated to me. Well, a little exaggerated in Buffy's case; really exaggerated in Willow's.