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VMAs 2019 Art for MTV

I had the distinct honor of working with MTV on creating comic book covers for each of the Video of the Year Nominees. The covers featured scenes from the music videos of stars Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Jonas Brothers, Lil Nas X, 21 Savage and Taylor Swift. I was given full creative control for each cover, so it was fun but challenging because each of the videos were abundant with stunning visual imagery.

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In addition to the 6 covers I was asked to create a cover for Video Vanguard award recipient and living legend Missy Elliott. The finished cover featured Missy in her 2001 VMAs performance outfit, bringing it full circle. I also included an homage to late singer Aaliyah on Missy’s ring because I know how important she is to her.

This was a dream project and I am stunned my art was seen by billions of people around the world, including the music artists and their team as well. Thank you, MTV!

Cheyne Gallarde