Long Tails and Ears for Hats.

Was extremely excited recently to be asked by Archie Comics to contribute a cover for Josie & the Pussycats. The new relaunch of the book as been aces and we named our first daughter after the main character, Josie. So it’s been a bucket list job since she was born in 2010.

I started with some thumbnail sketches. I noticed they hadn’t done a stage diving or crowd surfing cover yet, so I went with that. I also tried to get them to maybe show some Minneapolis love by putting the band in front of the iconic First Avenue.

 

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Editorial decided to go with the fun crowd surfing one and I went to work. Tried changing up my palette on this from pervious covers I had been doing and overall I am really happy with the results. Which you can see below. Josie and the Pussycats #8 with my variant cover will be on sale this June at a comic store near you.

 

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