I have just fulfilled an ambition: illustrating the front cover of Starburst Magazine (out now!) It is the UK’s longest running magazine of “cult” entertainment, which began with a Star Wars issue back in the 70’s. Speaking as someone who likes science fiction films, comics, and several other things of that nature then this is a big deal for me.
Little over half a year ago I did a Rocket Raccoon (Guardians of the Galaxy) poster for the very same mag, so I must have done well with my scribbling for them to call me back for something more prominent. The cover in question is the alternative Planet of the Apes cover. Which I like to think of as the “retro” apes cover; there is another cover which acknowledges the new movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
To make this image, I used traditional media such as ink as well as digital means for the colouring. I also created the Apes as separate images and compiled them on my computer (see black and white line drawing).