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John Cassaday: Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper #2 Cover (2007) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 23 JUN 2012

2007 saw the launch of Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper by Virgin Comics from writers Guy Ritchie and Andy Diggle, with interior art from Mukesh Singh.

Plucked from the depths of Wikipedia: “The man known only as Brock lives a quiet existence as gamekeeper on a secluded Scottish estate. The tranquility is disrupted when Russian paramilitary mercenaries storm the estate and kill Jonah Morgan, Brock’s friend and owner of the estate. To avenge Jonah’s death and protect a secret equation, Brock must turn predator and journey deep into an unfamiliar, urban underworld.”

Issue two of this series featured the cover art of one John Cassaday, a popular American comic book artist known for both his cover and interior work. A self-taught illustrator, John is known for his meticulous quest for perfection, and has done some fantastic work for all the big boys in terms of Dark Horse, DC, Image, and Marvel!

In any event, this well done and particularly menacing cover showcases how simple lines and effective, but simple, coloring really can make a cover stand out!

Related Link: http://www.johncassaday.com/

Greg Land: Jenna Jameson’s Shadow Hunter #1 Cover (2008) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 28 JAN 2012

In 2008 Virgin Comics (before the name change to Liquid Comics) pushed out the four issue mini-series Jenna Jameson’s Shadow Hunter as part of their Voices imprint, basically designed to let celebrities dream up their own comic book story lines. Plotted in conjunction with Jenna Jameson herself, Christina Z handled the typewriter on this particular outing, backed up with interior art from Makesh Singh.

As expected, issue 1 shipped with numerous variant edition covers, one of them being this particular piece of art from controversial comic book artist, Greg Land, best known for his work on X-Men, Birds of Prey and Fantastic Four… and of course for his unapologetic heavy use of nude photo references and models.

Still, this one turned out pretty well.