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.
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.