18 July 2007
Evil-Lyn versus Optimus Prime! :)
Here is the cover to issue two of cereal:geek unveiled for the first time on the Internet! :)

Emiliano Santalucia illustrated Evil-Lyn, Makoto Ono illustrated Optimus Prime, Wen-Xi Chen painted the piece, and Nathan Baertsch worked his usual magic and reworked some of the elements - FOUR artists create one cover - I hope you all like it! :)

posted by James Eatock @ 10:10 am  
  • At 18 July 2007 at 14:26, Blogger Andrew Cramer said…

    Wow... interesting cover dude. Optimus looks awesome all banged up like that.

  • At 18 July 2007 at 15:10, Blogger Jukka said…

    Stunning cover.

    You are starting to have the habit of using Emiliano as a wild-card for some great illustrations, eh? ;)

    Hoping to see more 80s women as part of the Cereal:Geek-covers in future issues. XD

    Atmosphere in the piece is simply wonderful...any chance you could show some step-by-step process of how it was made? Like from a sketch to individual pieces and then rendering and final added elements? Would love to see how it came to be.

    Even more excited to see issue 2.

  • At 18 July 2007 at 21:02, Anonymous Martin Smith said…

    Awesome cover. Just as strong as the "domestic abuse She-Ra" from issue 1.

  • At 18 July 2007 at 21:20, Anonymous idlechimp said…

    I love it! Issue one was great and I can't wait to see the rest of the art of issue 2!! So far it looks worth the wait.

  • At 19 July 2007 at 04:28, Blogger Fiendenstein said…

    Looking sweet, cant wait for the next issue!

  • At 19 July 2007 at 06:20, Anonymous GrtEternal said…

    I LOVE EVIL-LYN! Have I told you how much I love Evil-Lyn! I just love her. :-D

    I guess that cover shows that her magic is more powerful than science! :D I just love Evil-Lyn! ;-)

  • At 19 July 2007 at 10:37, Anonymous Andrew Foster said…

    I really love both images on this cover.
    I'm not really sure why they are mixed together into one image though.
    I would have rather seen just a Prime, or Evil-Lyn cover.

    But, Its awesome looking art anyway.

    Is there any way prints of the covers will ever be available to buy?
    I'd love to have a nice poster of these covers.

  • At 19 July 2007 at 16:52, Blogger Mark Lungo said…

    Another interesting cover, James! BTW, is there any chance you could post a table of contents from Cereal Geek #2 so we'll know what kind of articles are in the issue?

  • At 19 July 2007 at 17:48, Anonymous Bullsik said…

    Beautiful colors!
    *two thumbs up*

  • At 20 July 2007 at 19:45, Blogger brakdown said…

    Bravo! I was worried you wouldnt be able to achieve another cover as good as the first, but I should have known better. Its beautiful! the fact that its four artists really makes it special. Excellent work!

    Im so happy to read the other comments! You're a hit, James!


  • At 22 July 2007 at 12:31, Anonymous Alex/Scorpia said…

    Very interesting - give that woman an ASBO!

    Looking forward to getting this one James! :)

  • At 23 July 2007 at 17:41, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    James - You are the Man! I LOVED the First Issue, can't wait for the second. A few suggestions and comments -


    2. How come you never added The Raccoons' theme song in the TOP TEN 80's CARTOON THEME SONGS? "Run With Us" by Lisa Lougheed rocks!

    3. I LOVED the 'Unlikely Team-Up' with Cy-Kill & Venger - More please!

    Keep up the good work guy!

  • At 28 July 2007 at 03:46, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi, I'm FireStar*!

    I really enjoyed the first issue of Cereal Geek. I can't wait to see more.

    I have some suggestions as well. I'd like to see some articles on the Disney cartoons like; Duck Tales, Gummi Bears, Rescue Rangers, and Tale Spin. And more info on girly shows like Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony, Beverly Hills Teens, and Rainbow Brite.

    I liked those shows just as much as I like GI Joe, Transformers, and JEM.

    You could also do something on all the big studios at the time: Marvel/Sunbow, DIC, Hanna Barbara, TMS Entertainment, Filmation, Rankin/Bass.

    One more thing, I tire of hearing endlessly about "violence" and "censorship" in '80s cartoons. I'd love to hear other aspects of shows from the time period discussed.

    Like a compare and contrast between a show from the '80s and it's updated remake (TMNT, He-Man, Extreme Ghostbusters, GI Joe, Transformers).

    Or perhaps interviews with the composers who wrote the music for our fave cartoons like Shuki Levy (DIC shows), Ford Kinder & Anne Bryant, Johnny Douglas, Rob Walsh (Marvel/Sunbow shows), Stan Bush (Transformers Movie), Michael Bradley (Robotech), etc.

    Just some suggestions. Keep up the great work!

  • At 13 August 2007 at 01:14, Anonymous Kevin Martinell said…

    Evil-Lyn looks like she's making a statement to the audience that she made out better between the two characters featured on the cover!

    It's like she's also saying, "Skeletor wouldn't put up with me making faces like that in his presence, so I'm expressing myself right here!" :)

    Couldn't have done a better job with this cover ... Congratulations to all!

    Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

    ~KevyGuy :)
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