Media Release — Of the many mysteries in HAPPY!, the new series by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson being launched by Image Comics in September, the little blue horse for whom the comic is named is one of the most closely-guarded. The wait will be over on September 26, when HAPPY! #1 lands in stores, and many readers will get their first glimpse of Happy courtesy of a special, secret variant cover by MADMAN creator Michael Allred, colored by Eisner Award winner Laura Allred.
But not before then.
“I have been a fan of Mike’s for many years and, unbelievably, this is the first time we have had the opportunity to work together,” said Morrison. “In his own inimitable style, he has mashed Happy the Horse with Hitchcock to amazing effect and I can’t wait for everyone to see the spectacular result.”
“I am honored and excited to have Mike and Laura Allred’s art on the variant cover of Happy! #1!” said series artist and co-creator Robertson. “Mike’s always been one of my favorite artists, and he really did us a solid by coming through with a classic Allred image. Laura’s colors are great too! It’s a real treat to see my designs interpreted through their artistic genius.”
A Christmas story featuring a fallen cop, soulless sex, casual murder, agonizing skin conditions… and a tiny feathered horse, HAPPY! is Morrison and Robertson’s first Image Comics series. The Allred variant cover of HAPPY! #1 (JUL128081) is available for pre-order now.
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