Tuesday 20 May 2014

Simon Davis - "Let the Wild Rumpus Start!"

Soth! The artwork in 2000AD at present is setting a new high! So many brilliant artists who are at the top of their game. Simon Davis in particular is doing an amazing job on Slaine; beautiful, beautiful work with panel layouts and double page splashes that simply defy convention.
Just take a look at the pages below, it's incredible! So beautiful and so cleverly constructed... 

Slaine shows off an early model of a ride on lawnmower.
And here is a menagerie of weird and wonderful creatures, crossing the causeway to the mythical Island of Monadh, amazing...
 Newcastle fans patiently queuing for their season ticket...
Below is Simon's watercolour sketch for Prog 1882's warparound, wraparound cover as Slaine takes on a Colossus! Simon said "Here is the rough for the cover; it changed quite a bit but is still sort of there!"

 "Fight! Fight! Fight!"
And here's the fully painted cover, a thing of beauty!
 Slaine always knew his limbo dancing lessons would come in handy...
Finally, here's how the prog looks on your shelf, cor!
 "Kiss my axe!" "No! You kiss MY Axe!" "No! I said it first, you kiss MY axe!"
Thanks as ever to the fabulous Simon Davis for sending the rough and to Simon Parr for sending the scanned cover - both deserve a hero harness! 

1 comment:

  1. I hate to be a hater, but I'm so glad Slaine is finally out of the Clint Langley dark ages; This art is leaps and bounds superior!!