Butcher Billy hits the mark with the cover for "Gunning for Hits" #6 from Image Comics
Image Comics’ Gunning for Hits has certainly been a hit, detailing the fictionalized (yet all too real) seedy underbelly of the music business. For the upcoming sixth issue of the series, writer Jeff Rougvie has tapped pop artist Butcher Billy to contribute his unique aesthetic for a cover. It’s a striking, dynamic image, with a composition and lettering style that’s evocative of the crime novels of old.
Check the cover and the details out below.
Image Comics’ Gunning For Hits #6: Surprise Cover By (In)famous Pop Artist Butcher Billy!
Image Comics' acclaimed crime and music mash-up, Gunning For Hits, will have a new cover by internationally renowned pop artist Butcher Billy.
Mash-ups are the Butcher’s specialty, frequently combining 80s music figures and comic book imagery, making him the perfect cover artist for the last issue of Gunning For Hits first arc. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, NME, Wired, Vanity Fair and more. He’s exhibited in London, San Francisco, Miami, Lisbon, Chicago, Dubai and beyond.
Created by noted music producer Jeff Rougvie (David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Big Star), Gunning For Hits has been praised as “dripping with authenticity.” Artist Moritat (Harley Quinn, Jonah Hex) and colorist/letterer Casey Silver complete the creative team.
An immersive experience, every issue of GFH has an exclusive background feature and Spotify playlist. The main character’s journals are being excerpted on the twitter account @MartinMillsHits, providing clues about his mysterious past.
From the publisher: Set in the shady New York City music scene of the mid-80s, GUNNING FOR HITS stars Martin Mills, a record company talent scout with an inscrutable past. Follow Martin as he attempts to sign a rock band that’ll conquer the world in this music business crime thriller.
Issue 6: 29 pages of all-new story & backmatter! Brian Slade returns to the stage for a make-or-break worldwide TV broadcast, but not everyone wants him to make it through the show. Billy has that “one bad day” everyone talks about.
Gunning for Hits #6 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on June 12.