Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cole Johnson covers Pep 188





















Original cover artist is unknown; Archie Comics 1965. Cole Johnson's website is here.

11 comments:

  1. LOVE this one!

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  2. I LOVE it!
    This is such a great idea...
    to recast the Archie gang as modern hipsters.
    If teens saw this staring back at them from the supermarket rack,
    they'd snap it up!
    I dig the covers on this blog that ignore the character designs and go with their own style.

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  4. I thought the submission guidelines said "...this isn’t a parody cover site."

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  5. I'm sure there will come a time when a cover comes along that is in the gray outer edges of the limitations of this site. In that case, it will be pretty easy to argue that I made the wrong decision to run or not run the cover. In this case however, I never really considered it to be a parody. I think that Cole kept the general idea and simply changed the context a bit into more contemporary times. I think of parody as throwing in a new element to change the intention of the cover to something unrelated from the original for comedic purposes.

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  6. Ah, an update.
    The black and white socks make so much more sense.

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  7. Is Dan Decarlo original cover artist?

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  8. Hi Devlin, do you know of any sources that I can verify Harry Lucey as the artist? I appreciate the feedback.

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  9. Like it very much. There's an added depth with the fat kneed nerdy girl looking more nerdy.

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