Thursday, March 19, 2009

Art for SPIDER:Judgement Knight #1...

The Hunt 12x5.75 Gouache on Illustration Board

This is #3 in a series of 10 illustrations I painted (see 2 more illustrations on my website - HERE) for Moonstone Entertainment, Inc for the interior art of the 1st issue in the 1st ever on-going Spider series . . .


. . . scheduled to hit comic shops and book stores in July 2009.

"The Spider: the most violent and ruthless of all crime fighters…more just than the law, more dangerous than the underworld…hated, feared, and wanted by both. A cloaked, fanged, borderline crazy denizen of the dark force-feeding hard justice with a pair of ‘45’s! Senseless slaughter accompanies a new string of bold and audacious heists, and only the Spider can stop it…but at a price so steep, can even the Spider hope to pay it?" ~ popculturezoo.com

Story: CJ Henderson
Art: J. Anthony Kosar
Cover: Gary Carbon
Moonstone Books - 40pgs, b/w, $3.50
Release Date: July 2009

See all 10 SPIDER Illustrations HERE

Once the book is published, all 10 illustrations will be displayed.
Keep posted!

Top B&W Illustration © J. Anthony Kosar.
Cover Illustration © Gary Carbon.

13 comments:

Jason Seiler said...

Anthony, this is SO COOL MAN . . . seriously kicking butt man . . . all growns up! Dang!

Jason Seiler said...

I need to get a signed copy of this!

Mack said...

Dude seriously you don't take a break at all do u. This is simply FANTASTIC!. Thanks by the way for leaving a comment on the blog keep in touch

Dominic Philibert said...

Very nice piece man!
Thanx for the comment.
The rendering is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!

ARI said...

FABULOuSSS!

bryan said...

Good work bud. All across the board you're doing really great! Keep it up!

Adam Temple said...

Sick stuff man! I checked out the thumbnails on your site too, and I love that you did a piece for the Maclaren F1, badass.

Roderick De Jesus said...

doesn't the spider have short hair?

J. Anthony Kosar said...

Hey Rod,

Nope, the Spider has long strandy hair. Although there are several versions of him out there, this is the version the licensors and publishing company wanted.

J. Anthony Kosar said...

Hey guys, thanks for all the great feedback!

Anonymous said...

Cool, good job... However I find it unfitting that you only credit Gary Carbon with the cover on your page when he did a lot more illustrations for the comic then just the cover.

J. Anthony Kosar said...

I appreciate your concern, however, for this particular issue, Gary Carbon only did the cover artwork while I, J. Anthony Kosar, did the 10 interior illustrations. Also, all the other comic book sites say the same information with the same credits I have included (there is a link to popculturezoo.com in my blog entry).

What I think you are referring to is the 72 page softcover book "Spider Judgement Knight" (similar title I know) which is an adaptation of "The Devil's Paymaster!" and came out last month for $9.95. In that book, Carbon did indeed do the interior art as well as the cover.

The book I worked on is "The Spider: Judgement Knight #1" which is the first issue in the first ever on-going Spider series. The title on my particular issue is "Blood of the Innocent" and it is only 40 pages at $3.50 and was supposed to be released on July 30th. I heard there was a delay in printing.

I hope this clarifies the mix up. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Ah, thanks for clearing that up :)... You are right, the titles are very similar lol. Thanks for clearing that up and again, good job on your work... It looks great