Tuesday, January 13, 2009
The great cartoonist Robert Goodin* has just started up a very fun blog project: a blog called "Covered," in which he's inviting artists, illustrators, designers, etc, to recreate (or, "cover," get it?) their favorite comic book covers. I was thrilled that he asked me to contribute, as it allowed me to indulge my deep and abiding love for the late '80s/early '90s era of Superman comics. I chose Jerry Ordway's classic cover to Adventures of Superman #438 and "alexanderplatzed" it... I'm quite happy with how it turned out, actually! (I can only hope Mr. Ordway approves!)
Plus, there's some VERY impressive people involved. (WAY more impressive than me.) So far there's also a version of Secret Wars #10 by Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy, Unlikely, and about 100 other fine books), and I've seen a sneak preview of some of the artists he's got lined up for the near future, so I can say with some confidence that this will be a blog worth bookmarking.
*And if you're not familiar with Robert's own work, it's really great in it's own right... check out his site and buy his fine self-published comics, or his latest, The Man Who Loved Breasts, from the fine folks at Top Shelf.