Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Some Jippes covers

For those of you living outside scandinavia here are a few covers by Daan Jippes published here in 2007 - 2008. In the 80's I had my Jippes fix from the covers of Gladstones comic books, so I'm happy to see new covers by him on the Swedish weekly.
(And as you probably know, now that the Barks scripts are all finished he is producing all new stories and interior artwork for Egmont too.)

As you can see I tried to "clean up" two of them. The covers are generally cluttered with copy wich distracts from the cover image. But I guess you can tell for yourselves on the first two. Enjoy!

Notice how different the styles are if you compare the first two with the second pair. My personal favourite is the third one. Gotta love the composition and the inking.

PS. Henrieke pointed out that the Dutch version of one of the covers was available on the inducks. So here it is if you want to compare.


HenriekeG said...

That third cover was also recently published here. If you want, I can send you a scan, the drawing isn't covered up by anything here. The alarm clock is missing though, but if you put them together you'd have a complete drawing ;)
What's funny is that exept for the background the color schemes are the same (the nephews and the book), but the Dutch version uses gradient shading, like they took the colors and 'pimped' them. I like flat colors better but the colors that are done by Sanoma always seem a lot 'warmer' to me than those in the Danish comics. And at least I don't really have the feeling yet they're overusing the gradient tool, like in some of the US publications I've read.

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

If you wan't you can mail me a scan (not larger than 200kb) and I can put it on the blog for comparisation.
I like the Finnish Aku Ankka covers too.
Clean and nice.
They used to print them (and maybe they still do?) on a paper that wasn't as slick as the paper we are used to here. And that gave the colors the warmth you are mentioning.

HenriekeG said...

I'd like to send it, but I don't have your address. There's a scan on Inducks as well:
Maybe the colors on the Danish comics look 'cold' because they use quite dark, grayish colors against a lot of white. The Dutch colors are often a lot bolder. ( I wonder if Dutch comics are being re-colored in Scandinavia? And if Donald always has a blue collar in the Danish comics? Here the colors are being re-used, so you see Scrooge and the Beagle Boys with different clothes every now and then, but I don't recall seeing blue collars and cuffs on Donald recently.
This, by the way, is still one of my very favorite color jobs: