2000 AD Covers Uncovered - Mek Phile
The ABC of genius by Clint Langley!
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Welcome to another 2000 AD Covers Uncovered which this time looks at the Deadlock levels of zarjaz Magik that Clint Langley manages to put into his artwork. Just how does he do it?
Clint has been working for the House of Tharg for an astonishing twenty four years and has been the regular artist on ABC Warriors/Ro-Busters for the last eleven, wow! I still think of him as a new artdroid!
His lush ABC Warriors Volgan War volumes are a joy to behold, with Clint completely redesigning his strip work (for example, single panels become glorious double page splashes) to expand and explore key scenes, it really is fascinating. You can see an example here.
Today we shall be looking at Clint's artwork for the covers of Progs 2062 and Prog 2069 as well as some EXCLUSIVE bonus illustrations for the forthcoming ABC Wariiors Mek Files 4 which collects Books 1 & 2 of the Volgan War in gorgeous Clin-O-Vision!
We'll begin with the first cover of 2018, with Tharg and Clint quite literally pulling out the big guns to start the year with a bang! The cover of Prog 2062 features everyone's favourite ABC paratrooper, the mighty Mongrol! Below we see Clint's glorious inks for the piece...
"New Biol Deodorant smells great and leaves no white marks."
Then Clint truly brings the chaotic scene to life using is arcane magik, wow...
Mongrol loved dancing to Superman by Black Lace.
A more serene, but no less menacing cover for Prog 2069 see's each of our heroes contemplating just what they are going to do to with Blackblood when they get hold of him. Again, below are Clint's gorgeous inks...
Steelhorn's afro was starting to get out of control.
And then, witchcraft!
Clint forgot to take the red eye reduction off.
Amazing! Clint also provided three exclusive illustrations from the forthcoming Mek Files 4 book, which you can order from here. The first is this cooler than cool image of the ice cold Joe Pineapples...
Joe Pineapples seconds before the infamous Plant Butlins Beach Ball Massacre of 3082
Next up, Mongrol Smush!!!
Q: What does Mongrol have with his fish and chips?
A: Smushy Peas!
And finally, the treacherous Blackblood gleefully surveys the destruction of Mars...
Beneath the sadism, duplicity, treachery and deceit, he's quite nice really.
So there we have it! A bumper 2000 AD Covers Uncovered! Thank you so much to Clint for sending the glorious images, be sure to check out his Facebook page for more insanely great images!
Tomorrow, Phil Winslade's amazing Lawless cover of Meg 393!