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Kate Willaert

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Mild-mannered UI/UX designer by day and freelance writer/artist by night, nothing can stop Kate Willaert in her quest to analyze everything in geek culture. She also writes about video game history for GameHistory.org.

All-New By Its Cover #1 (January 2015)

The column that judges a book by its cover, focusing on the month's best-designed comic covers. For the month's best-illustrated comic covers, see Best...

By Its Cover Special: Image Expo 2014

This will be the last By Its Cover for a few months, so I thought I'd do something special. Today we're going to look...

By Its Cover (07.09.14 – 07.16.14)

A computer crash that I still haven't been able to get fixed has resulted in my not being as thorough this time around as I...

By Its Cover (06.25.14 – 07.02.14)

This is me still sort of figuring out where I want to go with this column. A side effect of so much comics output...

By Its Cover (Week Of 06.18.14): Elektra Blindness

While I try to point out aspects of good design some consider objective, art as a whole is pretty subjective. It's unavoidable that the...

By Its Cover (Week Of 06.11.14): Design Vs. Illustration

For anyone who was still curious, here's the answer to which covers were used in the By Its Cover title. I tried to include several...

By Its Cover (Week Of 5.28.14): Requests & Tangents

A few people have asked if I take requests. I think I'm up for the challenge. Let me know if there are any older...

By Its Cover (Week Of 05.21.14): Warm & Cool

  One of the toughest things about picking covers each week is how many fantastic illustrations I have to leave out because the text laid...

By Its Cover (Week Of 5.14.14): Q&A

Being that it's the column's one month anniversary, I thought I'd do some reader questions. Except I don't have any reader questions, so instead I'm...

By Its Cover (Week Of 05.07.14): Rethinking The Traditional Trade Dress

Last week I asked: "why does anyone still use this layout at all?" My question was answered via a link in the comments to a...

By Its Cover (Week Of 04.30.14): Thoughts On The Traditional Trade...

If you've been reading comics for more than a few years, you're probably familiar with the traditional comics trade dress layout: publication information at...

By Its Cover (Week Of 04.23.14): Let’s Talk Comic Cover Design

They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but that's never stopped us. We can't help it. If we could, publishers wouldn't...