Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Cover Recreation

On the 2000ADonline forum over the last couple of weeks there have been a couple of inspiring cover recreations from old 2000ADs.
Firstly there was Matt Soffe's tribute to Mick McMahon's 1985 annual cover
and secondly there was Steve Millar's Patrick Goddard commission to recreate prog 199's cover.

I decided to have a crack at my own recreation. For a number of reasons I chose prog 310, great Mick McMahon cover for the Carlos Ezquerra illustrated story Starborn Thing.

I went with the current logo as I didn't want to too closely recreate the same cover. I tried to inject some of the original artists' styles into my piece, but unfortunately, I don't think it's all quite worked how I wanted it to.

Here for reference are the initial stages before all the glossy rendering and graphics got slapped on. If anyone wants it, I'll happily swap or sell the original inks to this piece.


Darren said...

Awesome! ;-D

Graeme Neil Reid said...

Always a fun thing to do. I've done a few in my time but what's even more fun is something I saw Chris Weston do and that's the 'Two Minutes Later' cover. Find a cover you love and then create an image based on what happened in the story two minutes later.

Stephen Reid said...

Fantastic stuff kevin. I'd be quivering in my boots to ver recreate a cover by such masters as Ezquerra, McMahon or Bolland. I don't think i could bring myself to do it.

mygrimmbrother said...

Bloody Hell! Truly superb!