Every week, 2000 AD brings you the galaxy’s greatest artwork and 2000 AD Covers Uncovered takes you behind-the-scenes with the headline artists responsible for our top cover art – join bloggers Richard Bruton and Pete Wells as they uncover the greatest covers from 2000 AD!

This week we welcome back Alex Ronald, having a good old boogie on the cover of 2000 AD Prog 2191 with the good ship Full Tilt Boogie blasting off…

Alex has been making the covers of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic for 20+ years now and his digital creations always blast the covers off the shelves… but possibly never more so than this one, with the good ship Full Tilt Boogie exploding off that classic cover.

Alex sent along his art for the issue but also his apologies for not being able to send along commentary at this time. We say it’s no problem at all, as the visuals tell the story all on their own!

First off, the rough – although in this case, rough doesn’t really do the artwork justice…

After that rough is approved by the Mighty Tharg – presumably with the words… ‘YES, Ronald Droid – that’s just perfect as always – now get on with it and stop bothering Mighty Tharg’, it’s time for Alex to get on with putting the final cover into place.

Part of Ronald’s usual process in making his covers involves mocking up a little 3D to help with composition, which is just what he did this time, sending this along for reference to Full Tillt Boogie series artist, Eduardo Ocana‘s version of the good ship Boogie… 

Modelling all done, it’s back to the cover, transforming the most un-rough of roughs through the magic of Ronald’s process to something spectacularly worthy of a 2000 AD cover…

Wow, you can feel the power of Full Tilt Boogie as it blasts past you there. Thanks to Alex for sharing those with us, especially in these difficult times. The man is a star.

2000 AD Prog 2191 is available from comic shops, newsagents, and the 2000 AD web shop.

Now, a little bit extra from both the Ronald Droid and Full Tilt Boogie? Oh yes, I think we can supply that. We have an interview with the creators of Full Tilt Boogie, Alex de Campi and Eduardo Ocana.

And of course, a little more Covers Uncovered from Alex Ronald, another chance to see a master at work in making the magic happen again and again on the cover of the Galaxy’s Greatest. Starting off with the 2019 Christmas Prog 2162

Prog 2049 – September 2017 – saying farewell to Greysuit

Prog 2047 – September 2017 – another classic Greysuit cover here…

Prog 2041– July 2017 – even more Greysuit action…

Prog 2016 from February 2017… the introduction of the super speedy, super resourceful mutant Paradox Vega…

Judge Dredd Megazine 341 – October 2013 – Ronald’s a great one for a good Nun on the cover… one from the days of Pete Wells’ Covers Uncovered Blog…