What Is Comics?! Episode 5 – What Makes A Good Cover?

What Is Comics?! is an organic conversation between two friends about the medium we love. The goal is to enlighten and entertain, but mainly to chat with my buddy once a week.

This week, we are talking about cover design and what makes a good cover.

About the creators:
Jamie Jones is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Savannah, GA. Previous works include “Quarter Killer” with writers Danny Lore and Vita Ayala (Comixology Originals), “Kicking Ice” written by Stephanie Phillips (Ominous Press,) and “Tales of MFR” with Matt Sardo (monkeysfightingrobots.com). He is the current can illustrator for 81 Bay Brewing Co. in Tampa, FL. Alongside his freelance work, Jamie has been self-publishing his pulp action-adventure comic, “The Baboon,” under his Bow Tie Press imprint, running several successful Kickstarters.


Matthew Sardo has been part of the comic book community since the early 90s, working at comic shops and then running his own. The Comic Vault in Chicago was twice nominated for the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award. Since 2012, Matt switched over to the world of journalism and then launched Monkeys Fighting Robots in 2015 to shine a brighter light on the world of comic books. Matt’s next role is convention director of Indie Comics Creator Con in New Haven, CT.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.