Comic book cover design services

A great comic book with a meh cover don’t get many readers!

Since 2017, we have designed comic book covers loved by readers – even before they open the book.

As an author of a comic book, consider doing what 30+ other comic authors have done:

Use Book Cover Hub’s professional comic book cover design service to attract readers!


* According to this source, 81.6% of readers gain interest in a book due to the cover, and 79.0% make a buying decision based solely on the visual appearance of the cover.

35+ comic book cover designs

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Easy 5 step Process

See how we design the perfect cover for your book together – in 5 easy steps.

1.
Free Consultation

You tell us about you, your book and your visions on a video call.

2.
Design

You receive the first version of your cover within 2 work days.

3.
Feedback

You point out any and all changes on a video call

4.
Further Revisions

If needed, we repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’re 100% satisfied.

5.
Delivery

You receive the book cover of your dreams.

1.
Free Consultation

You tell us about you, your book and your visions on a video call.

2.
Design

You receive the first version of your cover within 2 work days.

3.
Feedback

You point out any and all changes on a video call

4.
Further Revisions

If needed, we repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’re 100% satisfied.

5.
Delivery

You receive the book cover of your dreams.

2 Affordable PACKAGES

Choose between full book cover design and e-book only.

FULL COVER DESIGN

Everything you need for a full book cover
$ 199 One time fee
  • 100% human - 0% AI
  • Design of front cover, back cover and spine
  • Hardback, paperback, audio book cover and e-book versions
  • Unlimited revisions
  • All source files and copyrights
  • 14 days delivery
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E-BOOK COVER DESIGN

Everything you need for an e-book
$ 99 One time fee
  • 100% human - 0% AI
  • Design of front cover only
  • E-book version only
  • Unlimited revisions
  • All source files and copyrights
  • 7 days delivery
FULL COVER DESIGN
E-BOOK COVER DESIGN

frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a great comic book cover design?

Comic book covers are instantly recognizable with their bright colors, comic backgrounds and comic style illustrations. A great comic book cover will give the reader an idea about the comic inside, use comic style fonts and bright eye-catching colors.

 

Can I use my own images for the comic book cover design?

Yes! We can  use the images that you are using for your comic book but you have to ensure they are high quality and possibly in a digital format. If you have them drawn on paper we can help you to draw them digitally as well.



Can you do my comic book illustrations as well?

Yes! We can create the comics illustrations as well. The cost of illustrations will depend on the complexity of illustrations and number of illustrations you need. To get the quote for all your comic book illustrations book a free, non-committing video consultation at book cover hub.

Free Video Consultation

Schedule a FREE 30 minute consultation to ask any questions you might have, and tell us about your visions for your book cover.

Founder and Lead designer of Book Cover Hub. Syed Abdullah Bukhari

Abdullah Bukhari

Founder and lead designer

With more than 6,000 book covers designed over the past 8 years, I have extensive experience working with authors to craft their perfect cover design.

Maybe you know exactly what you want on your cover. Maybe you only have a few vague ideas. In either case, we work together in order to create a visual concept that makes your book stand out from other titles.

Schedule your free consultation now - I'm looking forward to hearing about your book!

What is a Comic Book Cover Design

A comic book cover design is a blend of illustrations and typography in comic book style primarily targeted towards comic book lovers.

Comic books are a unique and captivating medium of storytelling, combining visual and textual elements to create immersive worlds and memorable characters.

According to a study by the University of California, Berkeley, people judge books by their covers in less than a second. This means that your comic book cover has a very short window of opportunity to grab the attention of potential readers and convince them to give your comic book a chance.

A poorly designed cover can deter readers from even looking at your comic book, while a well-designed cover can increase your sales and fan base.

Comic book covers are more than just a marketing tool – they’re a form of art. From classic designs of the Golden Age to the bold and dynamic covers of the modern era, comic book cover design has undergone a remarkable evolution. It takes exceptional creativity to make a comic book cover stand out and draw readers in.

Common design elements of a comic book cover

Let’s understand the genre practices of comic book covers by analyzing each part.Comic books are not just stories of superheroes and villains. They are stories of genres, styles, and cultures.

They can be easily identified by their specific elements. Generally, they have expressive illustrations, dynamic fonts, and catchy titles.

Comic book covers are characterized by their expressive illustration style and incorporation of comic elements.

They contain characters, objects, scenes, and speech bubbles. Halftone and crosshatch also play an essential role in creating a sense of texture and depth.

Another common sight in comic book cover design is dramatic perspective. You can use different perspective techniques from your illustration or your theme to give added drama to your cover.

The goal is to hook the reader and convey the tone of the comic.

It’s important to follow the genre conventions to design a great comic book cover.
Here is what we will discuss:
1. Typography
2. Colors
3. Illustrations


Typography


We have a lot of creative freedom when it comes to the typography for a comic book cover.
We can opt for fonts that match the genre and the mood of the comic. E.g., a comic font for a humorous or cartoony comic, or a horror font for a scary or dark comic.
Conventionally, the titles of comic book covers are expressive and catchy. Display and decorative fonts are often preferred over other font types.
The tricky part is choosing a font that matches the illustration and the audience.
For instance, if you are designing the cover of a comic about a sci-fi or futuristic story, and you use a retro or vintage font like Cooper or Groovy, it simply won’t match the illustration or the audience.
If you are confused about what works best, a good thing to try is to find comics in similar sub-genres of comics and use a font that matches that design style.
No matter the font chosen, your title should clearly stand out from the rest of the design. In order to make the title stand out, you can use contrasting colors, outlines, and/or drop shadows. A solid or gradient background behind the title can enhance its readability.
The primary purpose of the subtitle is to give you more information about the comic. By choosing a simpler font, you can increase its legibility. For the author’s name, best practice is using the same font as the title or the subtitle: Choosing a third font is usually not a good idea.
You can add a solid or gradient background behind your subtitle to improve readability. You typically want to choose a smaller size and a simpler font for the subtitle, while making sure it’s easy to read.

Colors


Choosing colors for your comic book cover design will always depend on your illustration and your style.
Consider the genre, the theme, the mood, and the audience before deciding your color palette.
If the comic is about a bright or cheerful story, you should opt for a bright color palette. However, if the comic is about a dark or gloomy story, dark colors are the way to go – you get the idea.
The trick is not as much choosing the right color, but rather the right color mood.
A single color on its own doesn’t have much appeal. However, when colors are combined, they have a huge impact:
Warm and cool colors are suitable to represent contrast, tension, or excitement.
Analogous and monochromatic colors help to convey harmony, calmness, or simplicity.
When designing a comic book cover, it is essential to balance two things: hooking the reader and conveying the mood.
Saturated and vivid colors can add a sense of impact and attention, while desaturated and dull colors often add a touch of subtlety and realism to the design.

Illustrations


Capturing a scene of action is somewhat expected in comic book cover design. You can achieve that by showing a punch, a kick, or a blast. An action-based book cover always creates a sense of thrill and curiosity in readers.
Understanding how to use the correct illustration style is the most crucial part of any comic book cover design.
If your comic is about a realistic or historical story, choose illustrations with high-quality and accurate details; for a more fantastical or fictional story, look more towards illustrations with exaggerated details.
Comic book covers have various design styles, but the most common feature is their expressive and dynamic appearance compared to non-fiction and other genres. A good comic book cover should highlight the illustration and the tone of the comic.
When selecting illustrations, take your audience into consideration. For instance, the US market for comic book covers conventionally rewards having a close-up shot of the main character or the action on the front of the book, while readers in the UK tend to prefer wider shots with more background and context on their book covers in the comic genre.

What do you get in an comic book cover design package?

Here at book cover hub we start from initial ideas (concept development) to a final product that perfectly captures your book’s essence. Through exploration of color, form, and typography, the designer will craft a cover that evokes the mood and emotion of your story. With unlimited free revisions and 100% Money-Back guarantee all files are delivered in high-quality ready for printing. Checkout our packages section for more details.

Why Choose Book Cover Hub?

You should work with BCH simply because it’s a smart choice! With our vast experience of over 6,000 book covers, skills, solid team, and stellar portfolio, you get to enjoy quick delivery, unlimited free revisions and a solid customer support.