Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Book of WEIRDO Cover


The Book of WEIRDO is a massive, upcoming retrospective edited by Jon B. Cooke, paying tribute to R. Crumb's legendary comics and graphics magazine from the 1980's and early 90's. Crumb was WEIRDO"s first editor, followed by Peter Bagge and finally Aline Kominsky-Crumb. R. Crumb created each one of WEIRDO's 28 covers.  Some of my earliest comic strip work appeared in the early issues of WEIRDO.

I created the cover art and border to the upcoming book, and the logo and lettering was lovingly rendered by David Coulson. The Book of WEIRDO will contain extensive interviews and tributes to the magazine with many of the magazines original contributers and it's admirers, and much, much more. EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about WEIRDO!

The book will be published by Last Gasp books in late 2018.

the cover (click to enlarge)

key to who's who in the border

my initial cover sketch

the finished art

6 comments:

  1. Excellent work on that cover.

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  2. Yes, he'll be included in the book. Over 115 artists and writers contributed to WEIRDO during it's run, I obviously couldn't include all of them on the cover, including myself.

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  3. Please advise as soon as limited edition print is available! Love this!

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