From: 2000AD Covers Uncovered
Very proudly presenting yet another amazing cover by Chris Weston! When this fell out of my subs envelope on Saturday I actually gasped, both at it’s stunning execution and the gravity of the situation! Day of Chaos indeed!
Over to Chris to tell us more:
“This is the brief given to me by Tharg:
“In the current Dredd story, terrorists fire missiles at the Grand Hall of Justice – so I was thinking of a cover image of missiles in the foreground (our view being slightly behind them) streaking through the city towards the Grand Hall in the background, with perhaps a target symbol over it. Lots of speed and impact.”
As ever, I probably spent an hour after that, staring into space in despair, wondering: “Where do I begin?”
Eventually, I probably got bored with my relentless self-pity, gave myself a quick kick up the arse and fired up Cinema 4d to produce this 3d model…“
“Our Betelgeusian over-lord deemed this effort worthy of the front cover to the latest edition of his “survival guide for the future”, and I began the task of lightboxing the rough into a hand-drawing…“
“This was combined with elements from the 3d models and the roughs to create the finished piece.”
That notion seemed to chime with a cover that showed one of Justice Department’s more challenging setbacks.
The Palais De Boing was there to acknowledge John Wagner’s constant inventiveness throughout these past 35 years. I like to cram in as many references to past stories as possible.“
So there we have another fantastic cover and fascinating commentary by easily one of the best artists working today. A massive thank you to Chris for his continued support of the blog and services to Thrillpower in general. Please visit his blog here.