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Cool Comic Cover Gallery BONUS – Jock’s Losers Covers

Okay, I just couldn’t NOT show y’all more of Jock’s awesome Losers’ covers.

So here are ten more Jock covers, but only Losers ones!

Enjoy!

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20 Comments

You’re from Albany. Stop saying “y’all.”

I’d not seen those before so thanks for posting them. Those are some absolutely stunning covers, really imaginative and a fantastic use of interesting angles.

You’re from Albany. Stop saying “y’all.”

I’m not from Albany.

And “y’all” is a great expression!! “You all” is unacceptable!

I’d not seen those before so thanks for posting them. Those are some absolutely stunning covers, really imaginative and a fantastic use of interesting angles.

Yeah, I think they just gave Jock total freedom with these covers, and he totally took them up on the offer.

I’m from Alabama. My boss is from Boston. We both live in Utah and say “ya’ll”. Instead of being regionalized, it has entered the national vernacular. Let us pray that “ain’t” doesn’t follow on it’s heels as an acceptable word.

There’s a good argument to include “ain’t,” really — “am not” is the only case of “to be + negator” without a useful contraction in English. We have “aren’t” and “isn’t” and “wasn’t” but nothing for first person singular.

Tom from West Chester

December 16, 2007 at 3:33 pm

“Amn’t” would seem to be the logical contraction. It fits the scheme better than “ain’t.”

Pretty much every Losers cover was a cool cover, worthy of a slot on the list.

That said, #25 was definitely my favorite.

‘am not’ doesn’t have a contraction because of “I’m”. As a first person statement, it is almost always going to appear as “I am not” and the “I am” turns into “I’m”, leaving you with the “Not”.

Oh, and kick ass covers.

“Amn’t” is physically difficult to pronounce. “Ain’t” is quite possibly a form of it–I’d have to check the OED to really be sure. And “y’all” is winning over “youse” and “youse guys” as a second-person plural, much to my Jersey-born chagrin.

Leaving the contraction debate aside, those covers are all absolutely fantastic.

Did Jock ever take home an Eisner for these covers? I seem to remember him getting continuously beat out by James Jean, who is, don’t get me wrong, incredible. But I would have liked very much to see Jock get an Eisner during the run of this book, because he did absolutely stellar work month in and month out.

just wanted to say thanks for the support brian – so glad you enjoy my work.

if anyone’s interested, you can check out all THE LOSERS covers here –

http://www.4twenty.co.uk/gallerychoose.html

patrick – i was nominated for an eisner, but as you said, james continued his awesome winning streak and took home the award.

cheers guys -

jock

“Amn’t” is considered an acceptable contraction, although unpopular in north america. (It’s used in Scotland, for example).
Those Jock covers sing! Wowee!

I never read Losers, but I’ve been close to trying it. Are Jock’s interiors similar to his covers?

I hear “yuns” in my family a lot. English really needs an “ustedes”.

“You guys” has become an equivalent for “ustedes”.

And yeah, Jock’s pretty awesome.

Losers is a pretty good series. I got it in the trades. The covers here look lovely.

Jock definately has a good sense of design, layout, etc.

I’m from the west coast of Canada and I say y’all.

That’s just the way it is. :)

just wanted to say thanks for the support brian – so glad you enjoy my work.

if anyone’s interested, you can check out all THE LOSERS covers here –

http://www.4twenty.co.uk/gallerychoose.html

patrick – i was nominated for an eisner, but as you said, james continued his awesome winning streak and took home the award.

cheers guys -

jock

Thanks for stopping by, Jock!

Beautiful stuff; I loved these when the book was coming out. And yes, the interiors were every bit as good as the covers (the ones Jock illustrated anyway; there were lots of fill-in artists that were decent but never up to his level). One note: #19, the one with the coffins, is actually part of what Brian would call a six-tych, I believe (unless there were only four parts), in which all the covers in the storyline formed one image. It’s pretty sweet.

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