Wednesday 4 May 2011

Tiernen Travallion - Absal-outely Class!

So, here's another cover debut, the second in a month! This time it's by the brilliant Tiernen Trevallion who's work has been a revellation since appearing in a 'Tales from the Black Museum' strip in Megazine 289.

The cover is for new series Absalom, written by fan favourite Gordon Rennie with sumptuous art by Trevallion. The story is described as "a pseudo-spin-off from Rennie’s popular but unfinished Caballistics series for 2000 AD about a freelance team of demon hunters caught up in an ancient game of good versus evil.

An old-school London copper, Absalom has been on the force for 40 years. He’s also head of a special squad that enforces The Accord, a diplomatic treaty made in the 15th Century between the throne of England and the powers of Hell, keeping tabs on the demons who walk amongst us."

Below we can see Tiernen's pencils showing Absalom's mob, I can't wait to meet these! It's also a rare glimpse into the template used for 2000AD coversn note the choice of positioning for the bar codes and the guidelines for artists written in blue...

Tiernen inks the squad to make them look truly menacing...Aaaand finally, the deceptively simple colours are added, fantastic!

Behold Tiernen's excellent website here: There's some beautiful, truly stunning artwork on it which really reminds me of industry giants such as Mignola, Kev Walker, O'Neill, McMahon and Jock. Just check out that Dredd below, I hope he gets a proper Dredd story soon...

Thanks to Tiernen for sending the bloody lovely images, I can't wait to see more of his work.


  1. Good stuff - there is no way Double T isn't going to be massive in the next few years, so I expect to see more covers from him in the near future (before American comic books steal him).

  2. Theres more than a hint of Fegredo in there, too. Brilliant stuff. Looks like Absalom is going to be tops, look forward to seeing more!