Friday, July 31, 2009

Best Fantomen Cover 2008

What a pleasant surprise! For the second year in a row, Swedish readers have voted one of my covers as Bästa Fantomenomslag (Best Fantomen Cover) of the year.
The voting results were just published on Fantomen 15/2009. (July 9, 2009)
The 2008 winning cover was published on Fantomen 9/2008 (April 17, 2008) for the story
Skuggornas armé (The Phantom Army).
The story, written by David Bishop, is set against the backdrop of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France. Because of that I used the Cathedral's famous Rose Window as the background for our hero, The Phantom.
As for all my other covers, this illustration was colored by Eugenio Mattozzi, with whom I share the credit for this recognition. (Now, if we could only get a free T-shirt like some readers do...;-)
The original art of this issue (including the original of the winning cover) can viewed and purchased on my website. (Click here)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Welcome To My Blog!

This is the place where you will periodically find a variety of news, artwork previews, and commentary pertaining my work on Lee Falk's "The Phantom." (Currently published by Egmont in Finland, Norway and Sweden as well as Frew in Australia)
Other projects will also be spotlighted whenever they become news-worthy.
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Sal Velluto
"The Ghost Who Draws"