My ALPHA FLIGHT fan art on the “COVERED” Blog!

Art should be inspiring! As a kid growing up, developing my own artistic skills, few inspired me more than the legendary John Byrne. Alpha Flight was (and the John Byrne classic run still is) one of my all-time favorite comic series. The characters are diverse and exciting, and beautifully designed in their elegant simplicity and attention to detail.

A few years back, I decided to re-interpret the now classic Alpha Flight #6 cover… well, re-imagine it a little I suppose. This was my way of thanking John Byrne for all of his extraordinary work and for showing my appreciation for Snowbird, who has ALWAYS been my favorite Alphan.

I recently came upon a terrific Blog called “COVERED: Artists re-interpreting comic covers”.  The Blog is run by Robert Goodin, a wonderful artist with a great love of comics.  He’s assembled an AMAZING collection of gorgeous re-imaginings of classic comic book covers by dozens and dozens of talented artists.

This Blog simply has to be seen to be believed.  There are some real gems in Robert’s collection.  Anyway, I just had to submit my Alpha Flight #6 cover to him, and couldn’t be more ecstatic to tell you that he added it to his Blog collection this morning.

Patrick Fillion's Alpha Flight #6 cover re-interpretation now on "Covered" Blog.

You guys ABSOLUTELY MUST check “COVERED” out. It’s so creative and fun, and seeing all that work by all those creative artists collected in one place is incredibly inspiring.  Thanks Robert for putting all of this together, and for adding my modest little cover to your collection.

Enjoy my friends. I know I sure did!

Cheers to all, Patrick XOXOX

PS — And just for the fun of it, here’s a little “variant” of my version of Alpha Flight #6’s cover… more closely resembling John Byrne’s classic masterpiece! Enjoy! :D

A variant of Fillion's Alpha Flight #6 cover re-interpretation more closely resembling the John Byrne classic.

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Alpha Flight #6 cover fan art by Patrick Fillion.