Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Cool "Crime" Cover -- 1st in a Series

I've always thought this was one of the coolest covers.

Painted by Dan Brereton, it may have seen print elsewhere [Chris Mills would know!] before landing on the seventh issue of Draw! magazine. If it wasn't painted for a specific story, it cries out for one to be written around it. It has all the right elements for a great crime saga... a tough dame, guns, money, and a rough thug [gotta wonder where that scar came from] on the run [note the hanging handcuff].

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

An alt-universe Mike Hammer perhaps???

craig said...

(An alt-universe Mike Hammer perhaps???)

Okay...

Christopher Mills said...

You were right. I do know. Because I was the one who originally commsissioned it for the fourth issue of my crime fiction magazine, NOIR.

It illustrated a story that Dan wrote for the issue.

Unfortunately, the magazine never came out.

Glad Dan found a home for it eventually.

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Craig Zablo said...

Chris, I just KNEW you'd know. Hey, I remember NOIR. I may have some buried in the collection still!

Rob Smith Jr said...

WOW! This is outstanding!I missed this issue and this is the first I've seen it! Thanks for putting this in your blog! I wonder if there is a poster version of this cover?

I love the painted covers of the ol' paperbacks. As much as I'm a Robert McGuiness fan, I wish he had slipped the tough mug into the scenes of his many beautifully rendered damsels in distress (Armed and unarmed). I've debated placing some covers on my blog as I read them. Ya made me realize folks might otherwise NEVER see these dynamic pieces! Thanks!