Indie comics fan/artist revises classic covers for our pandemic time

Social distancing has been taken to the extreme on another Earth, perhaps not very different as out own.

That’s what artist, cosplayer, and total comics fan Santi Strange recently posted on Imgur.com account (link here). With some clever removal of familiar figures on famous covers, some other changes and captions; we got some cool fan-art variants to relate in our social distancing times.

Here’s a few more….

For the rest check out Santo Strange’s Imgur post here. He also has multiple social media pages focused on his art, cosplay, and other creative work. Just look for @santi.strange or just Santi Strange.

And stay safe out there.

Image Comics censorship cover variants, in Sept. to benefit the CBLDF

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Coming next month in September, Image Comics will present various artists in their support of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, through a series of special variant comic books to its popular titles.

The CBLDF is the comic industry’s voice for free speech advocacy and education. All initial proceeds from this variant cover campaign will support CBLDF’s important legal work on behalf of comics creators, retailers, educators and readers. Each title featuring two versions of the CBLDF Charity variant—one censored and one uncensored.

The variant cover campaign was brought forth by by HACK/SLASH creator Tim Seeley and Image Comics’ Publisher Eric Stephenson. Contributors include Skottie Young, Mirka Andolfo, Howard Chaykin, Justin Greenwood, Geoffo, Ryan Browne, Wook-Jin Clarke, David Rubín, Martin Morazzo, Mark Torres, Danny Luckert, and Seeley himself.

For more than thirty years, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has protected the First Amendment rights of comics field and developed powerful education efforts in the service of the community. CBLDF has defended a wide range of cases in 2018, most recently a challenge to the graphic novel Fun Home in New Jersey. The organization also produced important resources, notably Be Heard!, a comic book for students to help them understand their protest rights. To learn more about the CBLDF, please visit http://www.cbldf.org, or read their Summer Update.

Here is the release schedule for all the variant covers, and a gallery of some further down. Consult your comics retail dealer for further order information.

Available in stores on Wednesday, September 5th:
BULLY WARS #1 by Skottie Young & Aaron Conley, Cover D CBLDF Charity Variant CENSORED (Young)
BULLY WARS #1 by Skottie Young & Aaron Conley, Cover E CBLDF Charity Variant UNCENSORED (Young)
LAST SIEGE #4 by Landry Q. Walker & Justin Greenwood, Cover C CBLDF Charity Variant CENSORED (Greenwood)
LAST SIEGE #4 by Landry Q. Walker & Justin Greenwood, Cover D CBLDF Charity Variant UNCENSORED (Greenwood)
UNNATURAL #3 by Mirka Andolfo, Cover C CBLDF Charity Variant CENSORED (Andolfo)
UNNATURAL #3 by Mirka Andolfo, Cover D CBLDF Charity Variant UNCENSORED (Andolfo)

Available in stores on Wednesday, September 12th: 
HEY KIDS COMICS #2 by Howard Chaykin, Cover B CBLDF Charity Variant CENSORED (Chaykin)
HEY KIDS COMICS #2 by Howard Chaykin, Cover C CBLDF Charity Variant UNCENSORED (Chaykin)

Available in stores on Wednesday, September 19th:
BURNOUTS #1 by Dennis Culver & Geoffo, Cover B CBLDF Charity Variant CENSORED (Geoffo)
BURNOUTS #1 by Dennis Culver & Geoffo, Cover C CBLDF Charity Variant UNCENSORED (Geoffo)
CURSE WORDS #16 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, Cover D CBLDF Charity Variant VAR CENSORED (Browne)
CURSE WORDS #16 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, Cover E CBLDF Charity Variant UNCENSORED (Browne)
FLAVOR #5 by Joseph Keatinge & Wook-Jin Clark, Cover B CBLDF Charity Variant CENSORED (Clark)
FLAVOR #5 by Joseph Keatinge & Wook-Jin Clark, Cover C CBLDF Charity Variant UNCENSORED (Clark)
Tim Seeley’s HACK SLASH RESURRECTION #11 by Tini Howard & Celor, Cover C CBLDF Charity Variant CENSORED (Seeley)
Tim Seeley’s HACK SLASH RESURRECTION #11 by Tini Howard & Celor, Cover D CBLDF Charity Variant UNCENSOR (Seeley)
ICE CREAM MAN #7 by W. Maxwell Prince & Martin Morazzo, Cover C CBLDF Charity Variant CENSORED (Morazzo)
ICE CREAM MAN #7 by W. Maxwell Prince & Martin Morazzo, Cover D CBLDF Charity Variant UNCENSORED (Morazzo)
RUMBLE #7 by John Arcudi & David Rubín, Cover C CBLDF Charity Variant CENSORED (Rubín)
RUMBLE #7 by John Arcudi & David Rubín, Cover D CBLDF Charity Variant UNCENSORED (Rubín)

Available in stores on Wednesday, September 26th: 
COLD SPOTS #2 by Cullen Bunn & Mark Torres, Cover B CBLDF Charity Variant CENSORED (Torres)
COLD SPOTS #2 by Cullen Bunn & Mark Torres, Cover C CBLDF Charity Variant UNCENSORED (Torres)
REGRESSION #11 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, Cover B CBLDF Charity Variant CENSORED (Luckert)
REGRESSION #11 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, Cover C CBLDF Charity Variant UNCENSORED (Luckert)

Preview of covers: