Matt 'D'Israeli' Brooker with prog 1811's stunning wraparound Moonshot cover:
D'best! Once again, Dirty Frank is the champ!
A hearty congratulations to Matt who has been a big supporter of this blog from it's inception. This is the THIRD time he has won the cover vote in four years, each time with a Dirty Frank cover. A fine testament to a much loved character and a creative genius!
A richly deserved second place goes to Chris Weston for his wonderful anniversary cover to Prog 1771, his 'Love Letter to the Second Golden Age of 2000AD':
The New Kids on the Block.
Please can we have a poster of this Mr Tharg?
You can read Chris' heartwarming commentary on this modern classic here.
In third place is Tiernen Trevallion's wonderful Great Fire of London Absalom cover of Prog 1767. Simply stunning use of complimentary colours in this and a darned brilliant image:
Goodness gracious, great balls of fire!
Tiernen's making of this classic cover is here.
In forth place is Simon Fraser's poignantly beautiful cover of Prog 1791, which saw the end of the saga of Russian rogue Nikolai Dante. I remember my heart racing as I saw this, not knowing if Dante was going to live or die. The decision not to feature Nikolai was very brave and very, very wise!
The sun rises on New Moscow without Dante...
In your face in fifth place is Ben Willsher's drokking excellent cover for Prog 1802. A completely digital painting that had most readers fooled certainly deserves it's place on the podium!
Read Ben's commentary on the cover here.
So that's it for another year. Congratulations to all the winners and again, a huge thanks to all the artists who've helped with this blog over the last 12 months and to everyone who voted.
Here's to a Zarjaz 2013!