Hey you stinking Reeks! Shuffle over to Leigh Gallagher's wonderful blog to see how he put this weeks' superb cover together. There you will see his rough proposal for Tharg (complete with cheesy tag line,) hilarious (but ever-so-sexy) reference photo, pencils, fantastic inks (shown below) and the final, zarjaz image!
Naturally, Leigh explains the processes involved at each stage in his humourous style. One of the things that made me chuckle is that he was very pleased with the way the light shone through the water; however, both the preview image at the back of prog 1700 and the actual cover has this obscured by lettering! It's Karl Richardson's Big Ben all over again!
So, head off immediately to Leigh's Blog to get all the info. Also, be sure to check out his hilarious interview with Everything Comes Back to 2000AD's Richard McAuliffe's over at Geek Syndicate.
You can see the rest of Leigh's amazing 2000AD covers here too.