One of the works I am the most proud this year is a cover for this new version on The Ghost In the Shell.
I am a bit sad that is wasn’t the main cover cause I was really happy with the work I have done on this.
I have been a huge fan of Shirow Sensei’s work ever since I saw the first anime.
Of course, today, everything is accessible and you know everything about japan already, it’s just one click away. (or you think you do) but back in the days, without internet, and not a lot of occasion to travel, access to cyberpunk japanese culture, was a shock, almost a revelation.
This is somewhere at the core of what made me a comic book artist. with Stephen King, New Mutants and so many smaller thing that will not be replicated, ever.
so here is my work.
Basically, it is a very straightforward interpretation of the title. The ghost, in the shell. I even used shell like flakes floating around.
Sometimes, the simplest ideas are the greatest as long as youare willing to push it a bit.
I also did a lot of other roughs, you’ll find them bellow.