Yes, you read that headline right: Heavy Metal magazine is holding a contest for artists to design the magazine’s cover! We’re doing it in cooperation with Threadless, a site that brings art from indie creators to the masses. Here’s the scoop on the contest from the official page at Threadless:
Here’s your chance to add your name to the impressive list of artists who’ve graced the cover of Heavy Metal magazine.
Since 1977, Heavy Metal magazine has been home to the weirdest, wildest, wonderfulest, WTFest illustrations you’ve ever seen. And Threadless is home to some of the most weirdly wonderful artists in the world.
Travel to the darkest, most fantastical corners of your imagination. Create a design that will fit perfectly into the legendary history of Heavy Metal while making us exclaim, “How did they think of that?”
Here are just a few of the submissions that caught our eye—hustle on over to threadless.com/heavy-metal to judge them for yourself, or submit your own!
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We’d be pretty surprised if this were the first metal take on the Star Wars theme—but we’ll say without hesitation it’s the best. The sound is great, and you can’t beat the visuals: The full-regalia Darth Vader on lead guitar, with a Shadow Trooper and Imperial guard
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Yes, you read that right—Interceptor #2 will be in comics stores on Wednesday, February 10. The first issue wowed critics and sold out, and with anticipation for the sequel high, we ran into some unfortunate and avoidable shipping delays that have pushed the sale date by a week. RELATED: Get
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We found these Boris Vallejo/Heavy Metal-themed pictures of model and performer Gia Nova too good not to share. We also took a little time to get some insight on the inspiration and process from the lady herself. Enjoy! What was the process behind these images — who did you shoot these