In a recent issue, Ty made a joke about something being his seventh best cover ever. Which led us to speculating as to what the first six would be. To that end, I started looking up his covers and thought…what the hell, I’ll post them for others to decide and vote.
Herewith, as much as it’s humanly possible, I’ve tried to find an image for all his covers. It’s going to take time, oh so much time, to put them all up. But as I go, if you spot a mistake, something missing, let me know. They’re going up in chronological order, I’ve tried to label them as to order (in list of covers he’s done), the book and what he did. (We had a lengthy discussion as to why I don’t separate these up into different pages for Inking, Pencilling and Inking, etc. I understand why the artist wants to differentiate between the ones he inks and the ones he designs…but I like the effect of them all in a go, I think it’s interesting to see what he works on when, the chronology, etc. Currently, I’m winning the argument because he doesn’t have the time to edit this!) I don’t always succeed of course but I TRY AND WHAT ELSE CAN YOU ASK FROM ME? I’m just one person!
Follow-up: And already Ty has spotted errors and the lack of certain covers…this is definitely a work in progress. Probably an ongoing work in progress. But I’ve been enjoying it…certain covers I look at and I remember the reference photos we took. Times like me trying to drape backwards over a chair while stretching out my arms to look like I”m falling in space while Ty stands on a chair and a stool above me trying to get the right perspective. And I realize which covers are still in our house (hint: anything with the number “1”).
Off to work, work, work.
NOTE FROM TY: It should be pointed out that this collection includes covers I merely inked, as well as covers I drew. The NEW WAVE covers (except one of them) are penciled by Lee Weeks, the SUPERBOY covers are all penciled by Kevin Maguire, the way-cool Action Comics/Green Lantern cover was drawn by Mike Mignola, finished by me, the three part Justice League/Secret Origins triptych was penciled by Jerry Ordway, the Elongated Man covers penciled by the late Great Mike Parobek (and they fit together like a puzzle!) – the Tailgunner JO covers laid out by Tom Artis, Booster Gold pencils are Dan Jurgens (obviously) , and the funky Avengers image from the cover of Marvel Super-Heroes was penciled by Sam Kieth. Oh, and the Hoverboy was painted by the lovely and talented Jason Edmiston from a pencil sketch/layout by me. Boy howdy did he paint it up good. The rest are the chicken scratchings of my fevered mind entirely…