Planet of the Apes: Ursus #1

Monday, October 23, 2017

Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

In case you missed this on social media, here is the first of 6 covers for PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS. Next year is the 50th anniversary of the landmark film, so don't be shocked if you see more simian work from me (and my Pops).

Press Release:
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (October 11, 2017) – BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Consumer Products are excited to announce PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS, a comic book series launching in January 2018 about the classic franchise’s most notorious villain. Written by David F. Walker (Power Man & Iron Fist, War for the Planet of the Apes) and illustrated by Christopher Mooneyham (Five Ghosts)—both longtime fans of the franchise—the series will follow the rise through the ranks of the ape who has hated (and feared) mankind the most, including what first brought him to the Forbidden Zone. This is the first project from BOOM! Studios in 2018 as part of their yearlong celebration of the franchise’s 50th anniversary.


  1. How did you start your old oil paintings and what brand of paint did you use?

    1. Sooooo long ago. Mostly Winsor & Newton, I think. I was painting on gessoed masonite, mostly. I still wouldn't recommend it :)


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