Thursday, April 22, 2010

Westword Cover

Last week I did a cover for Westword, the weekly here in Denver. The feature story is about Alan Sudduth, a man from Aurora that's serving a 70 year sentence for the murder of a cab driver. However, evidence points to the friend that was with him at the time of the shooting. Not to mention the friend has admitted to the killing, and testified that Alan did not commit the murder. The problem: if Alan tells the authorities who really pulled the trigger, it's considered snitching, and is a serious offense in prison, and in the neighborhoods where Alan grew up.

The issue is on newsstands around town today (the 22nd), so if you're local, go pick one up! I worked with the very talented Jay Vollmar on this.


  1. Yeah, and its quite the opposite feel of your Dallas Observer cover. Good to have flexibility.

  2. Hey Justin, I wrote the Westword article on Alan and just wanted to say I loved the cover image. You really captured the feel of the story in a totally compelling way. Kudos.

  3. Brian- yeah, I don't like feeling pigeon-holed. I like doing lighthearted stuff, but I gotta balance it out with pieces like this.

    Joel- Thanks! Great story. It's always a great compliment when the author enjoys the art that's connected to the writing.