Jeff Lemire Draws Harbinger Cover With Ballpoint Pens


Valiant Entertainment has released a variant cover for the upcoming Harbinger #8, drawn on lined notebook paper with red and blue ballpoint pens by Animal Man writer and Sweet Tooth creator Jeff Lemire. And, as you can see, it's awesome. "Josh Dysart is one of my favorite people and favorite writers in comics. We've wanted to work together for a long time now, but things never seem to line up with both of our busy schedules. When I heard Josh would be a part of the incredible Valiant relaunch with Harbinger, I immediately asked editor Jody LeHeup if I could do a variant. It may not be a full comic, but at least Josh and I have finally done something together," said Lemire. "I'm really excited about the high quality books Valiant has been putting out and it's great to be a part of it in even this small way. I was so thrilled that Jody and the Valiant guys let me go nuts with my lo-fi ballpoint pen idea. I had a blast!" The issue introduces The Renegades, Valiant's first super-team, which comes as the publisher's universe of characters continues to expand rapidly. Following the fall of the Harbinger Foundation Peter Stanchek, Zephyr, Kris, Flamingo and Torque join forces under the steady hand of writer Joshua Dysart. "Jeff routinely conjures some of the most engaging images and stories in comics and I'm thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with him again," said Associate Editor Jody LeHeup. "This incredible cover is a testament to that fact and to his love for the outstanding work that Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans, Phil Briones and the rest of the Harbinger crew are doing right now."