Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cover Art for Buckaroo Banzai Comic...

Hardest of the Hard 7.3" x 10.85" Gouache on Illustration Board

Here it is,... my first comic book cover for Moonstone Books.
This painting is the Variant Cover for . . .

Buckaroo Banzai: Hardest of the Hard
The Ballad of Lady G (Part 1 of 2)

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

Here is the entire painting without the logo and some details of the painting (click images to view larger):

Art and Details can also be seen on my website: HERE

Story: Earl Mac Rauch

Art: Shawn Van Briessen, Mark Stegbauer
Colors: James Brown
Covers: J. Anthony Kosar (Above Images); David Easterly (Below Image)

Moonstone Books - 32pgs, color, $3.99
Release Date: September 2009

"In this wild and wooly rockin’ adventure, find out the secrets of the woman who likes all things that are pointy. What was she like before this exquisite and bad ass bass player joined the Hong Kong Cavaliers, and how did she join up? Join Buckaroo as he uses stealth, a Gatling gun, Reno’s head, and some squishy mutates to extricate her from her trouble, as well as mop up a sloppy mess! What is her hush-hush all-seeing connection with the World Crime League? Was it a love connection at first sight with Perfect Tommy and Lady G? And remember, as always, the watermelon is optional. RETAILER INCENTIVE: if you order 5 copies or more, you receive one FREE variant J. Anthony Kosar cover edition! One variant per store limit." ~ popculturezoo.com

Here is the other cover by David Easterly.

Top Illustrations © J. Anthony Kosar.

Blue Cover Illustration © David Easterly.
Comic Book © Moonstone Entertainment, Inc.


Jason Seiler said...

WOW!!!!! This is awesome, is this gouache?

Adam Temple said...

Niiice, yeah, how did you do it?

J. Anthony Kosar said...

Thanks guys! Yeah, its gouache. I better update and write that in the post.

Dominic Philibert said...

Awesome man!!!!!!!!
Really well done man!

Adam Temple said...

I don't know if I'll be at the Chicago con this summer, but I'll probably be at the Toronto one. Have you ever come to Toronto's?

Jay Farley said...

Fantastic job man!!

Mimi Cortazar said...

Awesome blog!

Jay Farley said...

These are fantastic. I still wish I could work with gouache like this. I should start practicing again. Hey, can you reconfigure the size of the images when you post them. I think on your settings you can set the images to large. I want to see the detail more when you click on them.