24 7 / 2014

Original cover painting by Bill Sienkiewicz from Chronicles of Judge Dredd #12, published by Titan Books, 1986.

Original cover painting by Bill Sienkiewicz from Chronicles of Judge Dredd #12, published by Titan Books, 1986.

21 7 / 2014

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Cover illustration for Ark by Brendan McCarthy, 1990.

brianmichaelbendis:

Cover illustration for Ark by Brendan McCarthy, 1990.

(Source: mistahphil)

20 7 / 2014

brudesworld:

Will Eisner and Ken Kelly, 1975

brudesworld:

Will Eisner and Ken Kelly, 1975

(Source: comicrazys.wordpress.com)

20 7 / 2014

Original front and back wraparound cover painting by David Sandlin from Welcome to Sinland, a RAW-inspired oversized art comic published by Nexus Press, 1992. 

19 7 / 2014

In the early ’70s, Gary Arlington, founder of the underground comix publishing house, The San Francisco Comic Book Company, commissioned a number of artists to create “new” EC Comics covers for a series of single sheet illustrations he published called the Nickel Library. Unfortunately, William Gaines threatened to sue Arlington for copyright infringement and the series was stopped after only 64 sheets were produced. Here are three original covers by Charles Dallas, Roger Brand, and Larry Todd from the series.

19 7 / 2014

Original cover painting by Charles Vess from Neil Gaiman’s Stardust #2, published by DC Comics Vertigo, 1998.

Original cover painting by Charles Vess from Neil Gaiman’s Stardust #2, published by DC Comics Vertigo, 1998.

19 7 / 2014

Classic cover by Jerry Grandenetti from G. I. Combat #75, published by DC Comics, August 1959.

Classic cover by Jerry Grandenetti from G. I. Combat #75, published by DC Comics, August 1959.

17 7 / 2014

Original cover painting to Al Jaffee’s Mad Inventions, published by Warner Books, 1978.

Original cover painting to Al Jaffee’s Mad Inventions, published by Warner Books, 1978.

16 7 / 2014

Original cover art by George Perez from Wonder Woman #16, published by DC Comics, May 1988.

Original cover art by George Perez from Wonder Woman #16, published by DC Comics, May 1988.

16 7 / 2014

Cover recreation by Murphy Anderson for Weird Comics #1, originally published by Fox Publications, April 1940.

Cover recreation by Murphy Anderson for Weird Comics #1, originally published by Fox Publications, April 1940.

12 7 / 2014

Original Rocketeer painting by Gale Heimbach. This image was used as cover for a 1991 issue of Cinefantastique.

Original Rocketeer painting by Gale Heimbach. This image was used as cover for a 1991 issue of Cinefantastique.

12 7 / 2014

"The very first Uncle Scrooge painting.” Original hand-painted cover art by Carl Barks from Uncle Scrooge #43, published by Western Publishing, July 1963.
"In 1963, a Western Publishing executive, wanting a color piece to hang on his office wall, made a special request of Carl for an original Uncle Scrooge painting. Keep in mind this was years before Barks was granted permission by Disney to reproduce his earlier comic book work as fine art paintings, so he did the best thing he could at the time — he took his original inked cover art for a then-recent issue, featuring a clever image of Scrooge tossing cash as if he was preparing a salad, and painted in background and details using a combination of oil paints and watercolors. The result is… the very first Uncle Scrooge painting; it’s also one of the few remaining examples of original cover art by Barks still in existence (Western was notorious for trashing old artwork after it was photographed for reproduction)." (via) 

"The very first Uncle Scrooge painting.” Original hand-painted cover art by Carl Barks from Uncle Scrooge #43, published by Western Publishing, July 1963.

"In 1963, a Western Publishing executive, wanting a color piece to hang on his office wall, made a special request of Carl for an original Uncle Scrooge painting. Keep in mind this was years before Barks was granted permission by Disney to reproduce his earlier comic book work as fine art paintings, so he did the best thing he could at the time — he took his original inked cover art for a then-recent issue, featuring a clever image of Scrooge tossing cash as if he was preparing a salad, and painted in background and details using a combination of oil paints and watercolors. The result is… the very first Uncle Scrooge painting; it’s also one of the few remaining examples of original cover art by Barks still in existence (Western was notorious for trashing old artwork after it was photographed for reproduction)." (via

11 7 / 2014

Original, unpublished alternate cover art by Win Mortimer for Batman #79, published by DC Comics, October 1953.

Original, unpublished alternate cover art by Win Mortimer for Batman #79, published by DC Comics, October 1953.

10 7 / 2014

Original wraparound cover painting by Gary Baseman from New & Used Blab!, a best of collection from the long-running anthology, published by Chronicle Books, May 2002.

Original wraparound cover painting by Gary Baseman from New & Used Blab!, a best of collection from the long-running anthology, published by Chronicle Books, May 2002.

09 7 / 2014

Original New Yorker cover art by Chris Ware.

Original New Yorker cover art by Chris Ware.