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Looking for some comical inspiration? 6 January 2008

Posted by vedelaha in Illustration, Magazines.
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Check out coverbrowser.com. They’ve got a database filled with (mostly American) comic covers, from the 1930’s till about 2000 and something. All arranged in several categories. Even when you’re not looking for inspiration it’s still a nice way to spend some spare time with! They also have some cd covers and some magazine covers. And while you’re there check out their Labs page.

For an example have a look at these nice covers:
http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/detective-comics
http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/peter-rabbit
http://www.coverbrowser.com/top/pulp

UPDATE:
Some more interesting sites and databases with comic covers:
The Silver Age Marvel Comic Covers Index : Marvel Comics from the 1950’s till 1970’s and a bit later
Grand Comic Book Database (GCD) : only a searchable database but with a lot of different terms to search on
612 French Comic Books (1901-2002) & 520 American Comic books (1938-2001)
Ben Samuels Classic Golden-Age Comic Cover Gallery : Nice site with Ben Samuels personal collection, divided into Superhero & War, Good Girl & Romance and Crime & Horror Comics, and some artistspecific galleries.
superdickery.com/galleries : A different, sarcastic view on comic covers, mostly American
Holey Moley Comic Book Quest : American Comics from the 1940’s – 1950’s grouped by publisher and series (to bad it’s a free host, so beware of the ads)

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