Taiwan-American Jo Chen is best known for her highly detailed, painted covers. Her attention to detail and eye for dynamic composition are responsible for her rapid rise in success in the American comics industry. Chen has been working in comics since she was 14, and continues to get better and better. Check out some examples of her covers after the jump!
I love the cheekiness of this cover. It just screams "I'm Faith and I'm a bad-ass, so screw you!'"
There is so much emotion here. The composition is spot on and the fact we can't see either character's eyes gives it more emotional weight.
Is it wrong to be turned on by the below cover? If so, it doesn't... turn me on... at all...
Chen nails the characterisation of the Runaways in the covers, particularly the Molly Hayes covers.
This cover perfectly sums up Molly as a character and the feel of The Runaways as a book.
The composition of this cover, with the figure at the very bottom of the page, the misty mountains in the background and the rain all make this cover fell lonely and isolated.
These next two covers show just how competent Chen is at interesting and dynamic composition.