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Punk Rock Jesus cover #6 by seangordonmurphy Punk Rock Jesus cover #6 by seangordonmurphy
Final cover for Punk Rock Jesus.
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:iconkatemoxundertaker:
KateMoxundertaker Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww yeah! i love that comic!
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
OMG I heard this comic is good I need get this :D 
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
"Punk Rock Jesus" = Joey Ramone

Period.
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DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Satire? or new way to tell the gospel Rock style?
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:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I know there is rock opera called "Jesus Christ super star", now there is this.
I'm intrigued, Mr. Murphy.
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much-ado-comics Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I just wanted to say that not only are your pencils and inks otherworldly, but the story you have provided with Punk Rock Jesus has been a huge inspiration for me in making comics! Naturally all of the covers have rocked!

~Davey Turner
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pulchridude Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WWPRJD
\m/
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:iconfusobotic:
fusobotic Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
From a theological standpoint, there wasn't anything too special about Jesus' DNA. He wasn't any kind of super-human, he was just a man. People like to say he was 100% man and 100% God. Where it gets different is on the spiritual level, not particularly on the physical. I would say, if we were to make clones someday, they'd be just normal people that look similar to others, sorta like twins. A movie that I really love is The Island which touches on this. Love your rough and dynamic style! Keep it up!
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Ninjakid8776 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
can't wait :)
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:iconrandomacity:
randomacity Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
I haven't read your book yet (I plan on it!) so I don't know this character's role in the story. It reminds me a lot of Peter though, one of Jesus' disciples, with the whole crucifixion thing and the upside down cross. I'm sure you know, but supposedly Peter decided to be crucified upside down since he felt like he didn't deserve the same death as his Lord.

Anyway, that's what I thought of. It looks really great! Plan on picking it up soon!
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Emaretto Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I said "oh boy, OH BOY!" when I finally got to this in my watchbox. Just couldn't contain it. This is crazy wonderful.
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KeylessEntry Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Coolest crucifixion ever!
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Hell yeah.
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:iconandrewkwan:
AndrewKwan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love the graphic simplicity. I need a poster of this on my wall, like right now!
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:iconelnota:
elnota Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Simply, the best comicbook in the last years...
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:iconbam---bam:
BAM---BAM Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wants!
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antimator15q Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
like many have said, the image is powerful. its a melting pot of iconography/iconoclasm. to still crucify him normally but put the cross upside down, add the stars, leather jackets, american flag, mohawk, earrings, chuck taylors, white background. every element itself has its own mental association and through your artistic choices you made an image that far exceeds the sum of its parts. an image that resonates and makes each element resonate. every artist makes choices but i always find myself looking at your work like "damn he made the realest choices EVER" but perhaps typing it out has helped me to realize. you make choices that RESONATE. small details that bounce off of eachother and push each image to the next level. damn man i cant get enough of this "art" shit in my life.
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Thanks! Ha, I don't know what else to say. :)
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augustustodopoderoso Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh- I bet youŽd kill to get a kick ass leather jacket like that
Great cover, you drunken pole dancer :)
Take care.
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TonyBrescini Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Really nice! Great job on the colors too.
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skmonteiro Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The colors on this are killer in addition to the quality of the drawing.
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Thanks! Never thought I'd use hot pink on anything. Other than Gambit of course.
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:iconskmonteiro:
skmonteiro Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
And that one tie-dyed thong you made . . .
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ohTHATsean Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow that's really killer! I love all the bits and pieces on his jacket
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Artist
I'll be honest and say that i was REALLY taken aback by this image. I literally stopped for a sec to take it in, because of all the amazing and bold decisions going on here. I'm really glad you got to do your thing with these books, and it's the sort of thing that gives hope to artistic integrity and individual expression, you know?
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Thanks! This cover took me the least amount of time--I thought people were going to call BS on me. :)
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Artist
nah. See minimalism is forgiven when it's considered to be a legitimate stroke of genius. It's not a shortcut, it's a statement. It's art.
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gskaraxx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
niiice...
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Miguel2010 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hell yeah! I love this piece.
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:iconnimorales:
NIMorales Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Im really enjoying this comic. Cant wait for the graphic novel for the stuff that couldnt make it on to the comic. CHEERS!
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Erykkr Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional
Heh, awesome.
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mterry4 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the cover!!!


-moe
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razor-rabbit Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Dude, the detailing on that jacket! And I really dig the crisp white line separating his hawk from the logo. This is giant poster on my wall worthy stuff.
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GLMike77 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Artist
Sweet cover, my friend.
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:iconhobo92:
Hobo92 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
So what percentage of the Christian audience has come at you with torches and pitchforks?
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Very few. I'm happy it's not more.
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Gingashi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Artist
Haha. Jumping off this topic, I really admire your work Sean, so despite my own spiritual views I'm excited to see what this story is about and what you want to say. Your art has so much integrity so I'm hopeful that the message won't blatantly be something crude or thoughtless (your journal posts haven't proved to be either of those) or something very basic like "I hate Christianity and God. The End."... just flipping the bird at it all. There's much more quicker ways to say and demonstrate sentiments like that then pour one's time into a well crafted comic, so I doubt it will be something so negative or hateful.

The title of the series alone is meant to evoke a little jolt, turn heads, and make interest, but it's not offensive (to me at least). Pieces like this one are really strong, with seemingly straight forward anti-religion symbolism, but I believe there's gonna be a lot of depth and fantastic art in the storyline.

Can't wait!
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Thanks for being open minded. To be honest, the clone does get really upset and sound off against religion in issue #4. He's been toyed with and used his entire life and he's pissed off, so I don't imagine religious people being upset (especially when you read what happens up to that point). There are a lot of characters who don't agree with him and continue to hold onto their faith, so I hope you don't feel too negative toward issue #4 when it comes. Besides, we still don't know if he's ACTUALLY a clone or not. :)
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Gingashi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Artist
p.s.- and don't hate, I haven't gotten to grab the first issues yet but now I have something to look forward to when I can finally go to the comic book store.
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theCEOofDEATH Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
[insert generic comment... I mean, you know its good, right?]
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:icondeathchrist2000:
deathchrist2000 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Writer
I've said it once, and I'll say it again: the upside down cross is the symbol of St. Peter not Satan.
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
It can be both. Turning any symbol upside is universally a sign of disrespect.
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Jonmkl Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Punk Rock Pontiff!
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:icontrogdawn:
trogdawn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:thumbsup:
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RobPaolucci Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Suh-weet!
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KajusX Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Well, that is glorious! Can't wait.
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:iconmrdamron:
mrdamron Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Wow...looks like it is gonna get even crazier, can't wait!
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LedSPIDER Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
thats pretty awesome. i was thinking itd be really cool to see a pin up of chris in vitruvian man kinda print. this is pretty close. i also dig the white background, a nice break in the black ones and really makes him seem ...for the lack of a better word... divine.
and i have to say that i really dig the slow burn you developed for the story, you're really letting things develop rather than rush it, and i have to say they are developing very nicely.
i have my local comic shop collecting the coming issues for me and putting them aside, and i cant wait for the next issue.
-J
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Thanks! This is my first white cover. It feels like I'm cheating, but then again people are doing it more and more these days it seems.
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JustinShauf Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
I don't think that the cover would be nearly as powerful without the white in the background. There is a true sense of power and divinity emanating from him, and that is something the son of God, or a clone of the son of God, should definitely have in abundance.

When I look at that image I can easily imagine Chris on-stage in front of thousands of screaming and chanting fans and followers.
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