Lost Covers, Vol. 6

Some things never change. A sort of mantra that was sitting on top of one of my first websites. And I guess it is just like that. But some things do change and here are six that have changed over time on HQCovers.   Making a virtue of necessity Back in the early 2000s, I started making my own soundtrack covers due to the lack of high quality artwork available. This whole thing really was born out of necessity. Over time I’ve more and more started tackling soundtrack that I don’t even have. And by now I mainly do it…

“The Last of Us Part II” by Gustavo Santaolalla, Mac Quayle

It’s June 18th, 23:59 and I am sitting on the couch in my basement staring at the countdown that’s projected onto the wall in front of me. It’s the final seconds before the release of The Last of Us Part II. A game that I certainly had on my release radar, but deliberately tried not to get hyped for. Still, here I was, in the middle of the night, waiting for the game to be unlocked. You can’t deny your inner child, can you? Ready for bed, I just wanted to take a short glimpse at the opening scenes to…

“The Proposition” by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis

Howdy fellas! In case you’ve wondered why this blog was pretty much on hiatus during the winter months, then I can answer that very easily. Unfortunately Rockstar’s new epic Red Dead Redemption II was (and still is!) eating many nights at the moment, so – apart from some minor commissions – I haven’t really had any time for this cover design business. All I do these days is travelling the vast, picturesque plains of Ambarino or West Elizabeth, not especially looking for but more than often causing a lot of troubles for me and my folks. The long, dragging hours…

“28 Days Later” & “28 Weeks Later” by John Murphy, Various Artists

It’s always the same… Right after I complete a gargantuan project, which keep me busy for weeks and sometimes even months, I feel spent and empty. But not very long. Quite early that feeling begins to shift into something else. Then I often times sit and skim through all my unfinished custom covers series and get all giddy and enthusiastic. Like a starving predator I roam my sprawling list of ongoing projects and look for that one single collection that is most likely fit for an early release. I guess I just love publishing stuff on this blog right here. It’s…

“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

Once again I’m much too late. My original plan was to publish this post with the release of the soundtrack album (October 19th) or at least the film premiere (October 23rd). Then I aimed for the anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s passing (November 24th). And after that I even missed the glorious Golden Globe triumph. Somehow I just don’t have it with deadlines. But to be honest, I’m glad I even made it at all, because for a while things didn’t look too good. The idea of making a tribute cover series for Bohemian Rhapsody came to me fairly early, sometime…