Here's the original cover to "Yummy Fur" #18:
See? This blog isn't all superheroes and such. I also read some alternative comics here-and-there... and they don't get too much more alternative than the late 80's comic, "Yummy Fur". It featured surreal adventures of Ed the Happy Clown--who generally wasn't all that happy, space aliens, vampires, serial killers, punks, an alternate universe version of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and a bevy of out there characters.
Ed the Happy Clown was probably the most well-known character from the series for one of the most outrageous reasons: through a series of accidents, Ed winds up with a talking penis--the head of his penis is replaced by the head of Ronald Reagan from an alternate dimension.
After that story arc was finished with #18, the series mostly turned to more autobiographical vignettes, and featured backup features throughout the run from the New Testament (books of Mark and Matthew if I remember right--it's been a while since I last re-read it).
The cover to issue #18 really stuck in my head and when I saw the Covered Blog, I knew this would have to be one of the covers I would do. The fact "Yummy Fur" was mentioned in the Submission Guides for the site sealed the deal for me.
And here's the process:
I guess that's what I get when I just glance quickly at the source material before trying to recreate it. :-)
STEP FOUR: The hand is now done, too. On the left-hand side, you can even see some of the very low-tack tape I used to tape it to the board. (Manco "Perfect Release" Duck Tape, if you're wondering. It was in a multi-color pack: Purple, Blue, and Green.)
This was done with charcoal and digital color on 12" x 18" Dick Blick 80 lb. sulphite paper.