Covered Blog Remixes Memorable Comics

Comics fans are a motivated bunch, as are comics artists. Both come together on the Covered blog to revise their favorite covers of all time, often in strange and interesting ways. I put together a gallery of the greatest of Covered’s covers, with the help of its architect and American Dad artist Robert Goodin, for Wired. Enjoy your head-trip.

Eye-Popping Blog Remixes Memorable Comic Book Covers
Classic comic book covers get reinterpreted by modern artists on Covered, a fascinating blog that puts a graphic spin on a musical tradition.

“It’s like a jazz musician playing a standard,” said Robert Goodin, 38, the illustrator and lifelong comics fan who runs the site. “We get to come in and make something our own that we don’t have to build from scratch. It’s nice to do something where many of the decisions have already been made by somebody else and the artist is free to riff on it.”

Goodin, who lives in Hollywood and works on the American Dad television show, launched Covered in January. He receives between five and 15 submissions a week, so they can’t all be the comic book equivalent of John Coltrane’s “My Favorite Things.”

Curating the collection, which includes fairly straightforward revisions as well as bizarre interpretations that take the original artwork in cool new directions, takes real effort, Goodin told in an e-mail interview. “The least enjoyable part of doing this is rejecting covers sent to me,” he said. “But I think the best use the original as a starting point and then take it somewhere unexpected.” MORE @ WIRED

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