Send your parody covers to: momentofcerebus [at] gmail [dot] com!GARY BOYARSKI:
Here's my second and possibly FINAL bunch of Cerebus Cover Parody suggestions (we're about two weeks away from having a new baby in the house, so if I disappear from AMOC for a while, you can find me near the diaper bin on Sleepless Street.) I hope you guys find them amusing, I had fun making them up. Hey, maybe Dave could run a page or two of unused cover idea's in the back pages of these things. Anyway, here we go...
I had to give this one a try, I mean it's so easy, A big grey figure on the cover? It's just begging for a Cerebus spoofing. Unfortunately, it's not as easy as it would seem. I had a hard time thinking of just the right gag for the images. Sometimes having too many options is not a good thing. I used the Cerebus head from a "Cerebus for President" image I found online. It kind of works, although I't would be better with a meaner expression. Does anyone know the legal parameters of altering someone else's art and mass producing it on a comic cover. It's a little different from redrawing it entirely as in a homage type of cover.
Again, used the "Cerebus for President" head. I tried shifting the eyes to the right a bit, but it just looked goofy instead of inquisitive. This was the first one that I added the 'Cerebus 40th Logo in the corner. Not sure if this is something that Dave has considered, but my feeling is that it would tie the various covers together for the year. Unless this is something that is going to run indefinitely.
My first suggestion to Dave, I think there was some discussion in regard to postage stamps at the time. Let me tell ya, it wasn't easy getting Captain Canuck to disappear.
I can't believe nobody has thought of this one yet. Well, aside from sharing the name of a popular video game series, which could be a problem. Maybe call it "Dave SIM CITY"? I love how the lighting matched almost perfectly. The shadow that's cast would need to be altered as well.
I don't think there's much I can say about this one. You either like it, or you have no sense of humour.