'Washed Up Sorcerers And Swordsmen' – Drawing The Cover For Z2's Allen: Son Of Hellcock

Z2's new single issue series Allen: Son of Hellcock will be landing in December as a humorous take on sword and sorcery tales. We need more humor in comics, and writers Will Tracy (of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) and Gabe Koplowitz, with artist Miguel Porto, are determined to balance out with their fantasy-quest comic.

To that end, we've got some remarkable GIFs for you here today of Porto working on the cover for the first issue of the comic.

First, here's the official description for Allen: Son of Hellcock:

the comic book debut of writers Will Tracy (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) and Gabe Koplowitz, with artist Miguel Porto, will be released this December from Z2 Comics. Title character Allen is cowardly, directionless, and less physically menacing than a daffodil. He's also the only son of the mightiest hero ever to plunge his sword hilt-deep into the dark heart of evil… the mighty HELLCOCK! Enjoy the ride as Allen is thrust sword-first into a not-so-classic fantasy quest that, frankly, he would rather just sit out.

"ALLEN: SON OF HELLCOCK has it all: washed-up sorcerers and swordsmen, terrifying horse-donkeys, sensitive ogres, fashionable elves, ornery minotaur landlords, an exceedingly polite retired despot, a black-hearted but oddly lovable villain, and an idealistic young woman who's the only one with any brains," said Will Tracy. "Uh, don't forget Allen" said Gabe Koplowitz. "Did you mention the horrid horse-donkeys already? Oh god… the horse-donkeys…" said Miguel Porto.

Here's the cover itself:STK689866


And here are GIFs of Porto drawing it and some other scenes from the comic:

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Allen: Son of Hellcock #1 arrives in shops on December 9th and is currently listed in Previews World with item code: OCT151838

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Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.