somewhere between the new york show and the seattle show and the charlotte show, somewhere between working on getting the lettering done for issue 3 and lettering jason armstrong's beautiful back-up story in issue 4, somewhere while we were squeezing in the five page tale that graces the pages of the monster pile-up, somewhere between hell and high water and a rock and a hard place...
...we received this awesome piece from artist (and perhapanauts fan), ryan lord!
i had originally hoped to use this mock cover as a pin-up in the book, but as our next six issues are already crammed to overflowing it meant that we wouldn't be able to run it until sometime in march or april of next year! ...and i just didn't want everyone to have to wait that long to see this cool cover!
i love it!--the eerie green glow and painterly quality of the background immediately reminded me of some of the great comic book covers that dell and gold key used to do for books like ufo saucers and the twilight zone! and that wild new logo made me think 60's/ herculoids right away! and that's not a bad thing... (love them herculoids!)
ryan even sent over these breakdowns to show us the process. i love to see sketches and stuff like this, to see how the artist works and gradually builds to the finished piece...
thanks so much, ryan!
i can't tell you how exciting it is for us to see other artist's takes on our guys!
(i was gonna tell everyone that they can see more of ryan's work over at www.lordstudios.com, but it seems to currently be under re-construction. i letcha know when it's back up and working again...)
just a couple pictures of some storms that i've had on my desktop for a while now and thought were cool.
and, of course,
here are your
"five for friday"
1. what master of the macabre was the host of tv's thriller?
2. what master of the macabre did the voiceover for michael jackson's thriller?
3. what famous early 80's song, used in a movie, was originally intended as the theme to a horror film?
4. what non-musical tv show became mtv's #1 show in 1993?
5. who used these aliases?
a. "mark twain"
b. "regina falange"
c. "richard bachman"
d. "el kabong"
e. "anastasia beaverhausen"
have a great weekend!
smell ya later!