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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Marvel Motormouth Cover Art For Sale

overkill19_art.jpg(Updated) A cover of Marvel UK's would-be 2000AD rival Overkill has just been sold on eBay featuring popular superheroine Motormouth, painted by Steve Sampson.

Bidding, which ended earlier today on the item, saw the art sell for just under £85. Bidding was at £25 when we first posted this story earlier today.

Steve painted a number of brilliant pop art covers for Overkill in the 1990s and went on to grace the pages of several UK titles. Pictured left is how the art above was finally used, in the days when digital design was in its infancy, and it shows! There's some limited information on the actual issue here on Comic Vine: strips in the anthology title, which occasionally ran originated content for the UK market as well as stories also commissioned for US books, included Death's Head II, Digitek and others.

overkill19_cover.jpgSteve's official web site ( is packed with some stunning graphics, including his work for Judge Dredd: The Megazine which have to be seen to be believed.

Steve lives and work in Brighton, UK, and, along with partner Ghy Kurabayashi is well known for combining his illustration and graphic design skills with his love of colours, manga, games, vinyl toys, comics, music, pop+ urban art and all things Japanese. These days, their clients include ILEX Press, German publishers Brandlounge and Brazil's Editora Abril.

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