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MLP Issue 67 cover: Revenge of the 80's!

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My cover for issue 67 of MLP:FIM from IDW Publishing! The story called for Rarity to see the return of old fashions (We never specifically call them 80's fashions so as not to make Rarity... well, as old as me, but anyway).

While I chose some specific outfits for the cover, not every pony is exactly any one particular entity. For me, these fashions were fairly easy... I was in high school when they were all popular! For Rarity I used Prince's "Purple Rain" outfit, Rainbow reflects the Aerobics craze with ONJ's "Physical" outfit, Applejack is cobbled together from various elements of the "Urban Cowboy" craze, Spike rocks MJ's "Thriller" outfit (although it honestly makes me think more of Beverly Hills Cop). For Pinkie there's no better choice than Cyndi Lauper's "She's So Unusual" album cover outfit/pose. Fluttershy embodies every fashion and hair style worn by the girls in my school... especially those twisted bead necklaces. For Twilight, I wanted to show some of the recent 80's nostalgia craze (That's what the fashion in the issue is all about, anyway!) and put her in Barb's clothing from Stranger Things, complete with Trapper Keeper. 

And anything 80's has to have big big feathered and layered hair, crispy with hairspray. And blue eye shadow everywhere.

Done with copic markers and india ink and paint on Strathmore bristol board at 11x17, with a digital background in photoshop. 
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JonnySchweer's avatar
oh the 1980's oh my nostalgia goggles are great for the
Phenometron's avatar
This is most dfitting, since "My Little Pony" is rooted in the '80s.
TheExhorsecist's avatar
STOP--WE ARE GOOD TIMES!
We're from the 80's and we're here to help...





(Electric Mane Six?)

(Also, nice job with Vyvyan Bunny, there)
Doctorwholovesthe80s's avatar
Doctorwholovesthe80sHobbyist Writer
Perfect! As an 80s child, I call this "RADICAL!" *air-guitar*
bonniethefox's avatar
bonniethefoxHobbyist Digital Artist
The 80's seem like a pretty swell decade. Wonderful art.
CrashieCorbashie's avatar
your drawings are masterpieces, they're so well done!!
sallycars's avatar
SO GOOD i cant wait to see you at the GALACON !!! YAY
Catiacaterina's avatar
CatiacaterinaHobbyist Artisan Crafter
ABM: Blowing a Kiss (Animated Icon) Chuck is Amazed 
Beatlegirl77's avatar
Beatlegirl77Student General Artist
Just pure awesomeness! I love how MLP regularly pays homage to the decade it was born in. 80's forever!
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batosanHobbyist General Artist
The best part of this awesome art......It made me laugh! 
white-tigress-12158's avatar
Pinkie looks great with '80's hair.
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KyoshyuHobbyist General Artist
The fashion, oh dear!
CartoonMetalWarrior's avatar
80s were the best!!!!!
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LennonBlackHobbyist Digital Artist
I bought this issue solely just for the fact that Rarity is Prince. 
Georgfelis's avatar
And Rainbow Dash in the back there is straight out of FlashPrance :)  (heart)
EverlastingJoy's avatar
EverlastingJoyHobbyist Filmographer
I love the 80's. You did such a great job capturing it. Sure that was because you were in high school at the time, but that's beside the point.
Grotezco's avatar
If your intention was to make me cry for nostalgia ... snif ... Congratulations, you hit the spot (weeping barely contained).

Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah!
Sweating a little... Sweating a little... Sweating a little... Sweating a little... 


On the other hand, it is one of your best works, Clap Clap nothing like two mics crashing: My Little Pony and the 80's Love Love , I hope to read soon the comic that has this cover (and I hope that the comic you have drawn, with Cook's script).

:happybounce: :happybounce: CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! Nod Nod 

 And just thanks for making the printed adventures of Twilight and her friends so enjoyable (especially with those crazy things we'll never see in the animated series.) Your efforts are appreciated.

:D (Big Grin) Love Clap Clap Huggle! 
Georgfelis's avatar
I think the jukebox at our school was stuck on Forever in Blue Jeans. 

It wasn't bad at all.
ooReiko's avatar
ooReikoStudent Artist
beautiful =) 
Framwinkle's avatar
FramwinkleHobbyist Digital Artist
Well done! These bring back memories, and even as awful as they were, I think I still like them better then a lot of today's trends.
LookOutHereComesTom's avatar
Hehe nice!

Yeah, you can't really nail down these ponies' ages, can you...?
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PanzerZodiarkHobbyist Artist
80's kid here.
Tiger-Hawk's avatar
Awesome cover
oldschoolstuff2's avatar
Fashion at it's finest! <3
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