CATEGORIES Features, DVDs


From ComicsAlliance: This week marks the release of the Criterion versions of "The Naked Kiss" and "Shock Corridor," two gritty, Samuel Fuller pulp classics chock-full of special features -- including the stark, moody DVD cover by Daniel Clowes ("Ghost World," "Wilson"). Of course, the Criterion Collection is no stranger to gorgeous, illustrated covers courtesy of comic book industry luminaries, including everyone from Sean Phillips and Jaime Hernandez to Kate Beaton and Francesco Francavilla.

Indeed, a large portion of the Criterion Collection's success can be attributed to the company's unique sense of cover design. (The in-house style is so ubiquitous, it's become the subject of hilarious parody.) While the Collection employs a wide variety of talented illustrators, comic book creators have supplied some truly memorable gems.

Take a look at some awesome Criterion movie posters (some of which were created for screenings at last year's All Tomorrow's Parties festival) that sprang from the pens of comics creators below.

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"Shock Corridor," by Daniel Clowes




"Brute Force," by Scott Morse (created for All Tomorrow's Parties)




"The Naked Kiss," by Daniel Clowes



"Divorce Italian Style," by Jaime Hernandez (also available as a limited-edition print)




"Sweet Smell of Success," by Sean Phillips (check out a neat behind-the-scenes look at the making of Phillips' cover here)

To see more Criterion movies covered by comic artists, click here.

Original post by Nick Nadel.