Enjoy a day at “Cemetery Beach” as Jason Howard channels his influences for exclusive Impact Variants
Now this is a pretty fun idea: Jason Howard, penciled for Image’s upcoming series Cemetery Beach, will be drawing a line of variant covers for the title. That’s a pretty common practice, sure, but it’s the nature of these variants that’s inteiguing: dubbed Impact Variants, each cover will see Howard channel one of his artistic influences to deliver an image that’s in their style. Check out the details below, including the variant done in the style of Todd McFarlane.
JASON HOWARD HONORS ARTISTIC INFLUENCES IN CEMETERY BEACH IMPACT VARIANTS
PORTLAND, OR, 08/15/2018 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal the first cover in a line of “Impact variants” for Warren Ellis and Jason Howard’s CEMETERY BEACH. Each cover will be by Howard, but drawn in the style of an artist who made an impact on his work and influenced his creative career. CEMETERY BEACH #1 Cover C will kick off the line by paying tribute to the iconic Todd McFarlane.
“As a kid seeing Todd’s art for the first time opened my eyes to the fact that comics were drawn by different people,” said Howard. “I was already artistic, but Todd inspired me to focus my creativity on COMICS. These covers are a way for me to give a public nod to artists who’ve made an impact on me, and have some fun trying to capture elements of their style."
Cemetery Beach #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on September 12.