Apr 25, 2015

Don Simpson's cover for In Pictopia

Art by Don Simpson.
Above, the inked commission created by artist Don Simpson for Alan Moore connoisseur Flavio Pessanha who requested a "cover" for the In Pictopia story. 

In Pictopia originally appeared in Anything Goes N. 2 (Fantagraphics, December 1986). It was subsequently reprinted in The Best Comics of the Decade 1980-1990 Volume 1 (Fantagraphics, 1990), and in George Khoury's The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore (TwoMorrows Publishing, 2003). The entire story with original coloring by Eric Vincent can be read online here.

Excerpt from Don Simpson's blog:
Simpson: "I took a few liberties, young buck that I was at the time (all of 24 years old). First, the original title had been “In Fictopia,” which I promptly changed to "In Pictopia" - more visual, I thought (and if anyone objected, and nobody did, I could always change it back. We were doing this for free, after all). I also expanded the cramped 8 pages called for to a leisurely 13 pages, employing a Cinemascope “widescreen” panel to impose a steady rhythm."
The complete piece can be read here.

In Pictopia is ™ and © Alan Moore and Donald Simpson, all rights reserved.

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