Filip Sablik asked me to send him the hi-rez pic of some Vlad sketch that I'd done ages ago so that he could use it for some promo or other.
"You don't want that old thing", sez I, "I've got something much better in mind!"
So I dug out a rough I'd done a couple of months ago and worked it up into a finished pic. "Lovely", sez young Filip and, "thanks very much". I believe the word 'awesome' might have been bandied about a bit as well- but that's by the by.
Anyway, a couple of days later, it occurred to me that this same pic might make a jolly nice cover for issue 3 and I suggested this to Rob (Levine) and Filip, who agreed, but regretted that it was already in use and had gone to print already.
Long story short- I gave away a free cover. This is why pencil-monkeys should only draw stuff- and leave the actual thinking to their betters (in this case, my wife- who clipped my ear for me).
Of course, the real blow is that I still have to draw a cover for issue 3...