Working on a recent cover job with Steve Bissette over the past couple days made me think about finally finally posting this. This is the first cover collaboration I ever did with Bissette last year. It’s a cover image commission for Mechademia, an annual forum for anime, manga and the fan arts published by the University of Minnesota Press. This particular image is for this Fall’s upcoming fourth volume to the series, this one entitled War/Time. From their website:

Volume #4: War/Time (Fall 2009) addresses the implications of war in Japanese popular culture, not only the legacy of war in these texts, but also their odd affinity for warfare, the gravitation of popular culture in the orbit of modern conflict

I’m much prouder of my Panic In Paris cover, but this was a fun image to work on.