Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Well, it official, Ghostbusters has gone monthly! The news about the book has been making it's rounds on the net for a few weeks now, and I thought it'd be good to post my variant cover for issue #1. The book hits stores this September.
IDW is having me paint homage covers dedicated to some of the most iconic album covers. Each variant will be an homage to a different band, with a nice, funny GB twist! This cover is an homage to Ken Kelly's 1976 KISS Destroyer album art.
As always, with GB, I had a blast completing this cover, and I was fortunate enough to, once again, have help from the fan community and my friend Patrick Creel of the Real Tampa Bay Ghostbusters. They have helped me out tremendously over the past year and a half with amazing photo shoots (for my reference) and overall support towards IDW comics.
For this cover, Patrick, Ben Bond, Rob Pearson (Tampa Bay), and Ben King (UK GB) joined forces to bring our favorite paranormal team to life once again. This is especially helpful now, that I'll be doing these new variant covers as hand painted acrylic pieces. Having the wonderful photos from Lisa Stevens to work from makes my job very fun! She has taken so many amazing photos of Patrick and the team, and they always give me great ideas to work from. Thanks again guys! Much appreciated!
With Dapper Dan doing interiors and A covers as well, I know readers will be in for a major treat with this new series. I'm always happy to see anything Ghostbusters!