Monday, August 24, 2009

Really Heavy

There have been a lot of cool covers on Heavy Metal. This is probably my fave. 

Chris Moore

Howard, how cool that you were in that issue.

7 comments:

Joe Jusko said...

Back when Heavy Metal was THE magazine to be in! My very first published job was the cover to the June 78 issue when I was 17 (and Howard's assistant).

pinwizz said...

This Chris Moore's picture (along with Soroyama's works) was one of the main influences behind groundbreaking 1985 commercial 'Sexy Robot':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eedXpclrKCc

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Joe! You were seventeen?!? Yow. Speaking of women with swords,that was a cool cover. How did you come to get that assignment?

pinwizz, yes indeed. Thanks for the link.

eeryowl said...

I just finished looking through all your previous blog posts. Just wanted to say this is an amazing collection of images you've assembled. Love the travel posters. Hope you keep it going.

Joe Jusko said...

Thomas,

I became Chaykin's assistant in Dec '77 and a couple of months later he sent me up to the Heavy Metal offices with the the three sample paintings I had done the summer I graduated high school. They bought that piece for a cover and commissioned a couple more for the 79 calendar and the Nov 79 cover. I got lucky early! lol

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Joe, you must've felt on top of the world (and probably still do)! I love that Nov 79 wraparound.

Anonymous said...

I recognize that cover! It was also used for an early edition of Orson Scott Card's book "Capitol." Great cover!