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Spengler's Spirit Guide Cover by T-RexJones Spengler's Spirit Guide Cover by T-RexJones
Okay, here's something I think you guys might dig. I put this together when I was batting around ideas for the Tobin's Spirit Guide thing after the overwhelming response I got from everyone about pursuing it as an actual book. I did this as a mock up in case the opportunity to pitch it ever came up. It didn't, but it DID lead to something much cooler, and you'll see it in September ;)

I based it loosely on the Spengler's Spirit Guide from Extreme Ghostbusters.


IMPORTANT:
PLEASE DO NOT READ INTO THE IDW LOGO! I put that in there as a placeholder -- at the time I was putting this together, IDW were the only group I knew of that were publishing any Ghostbusters material. I'm sure there are others, but as most of you know by now, I'm doing some work with IDW on their Ghostbusters comics with Dan, Erik, Luis and Tom. It IS NOT RELATED to this in any way, and if the opportunity presents itself at some point in the future, I will definitely look into it. I appreciate people digging it, but I think you'll all dig what's cooking MUCH more, so sit tight :)
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:iconcyderak:
cyderak Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Now's the perfect time.......with the new movie coming out we need something to redeem what most certainly promises to be a crap move. :)
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MikeTheAirman Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
absolutely love this! you should seriously try to get this published! freaking awesome book cover!
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dreamweaverm Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
You know the weirdest thing about this cover that I love?

You kind of made YOURSELF into a Ghostbusters character.

It conjures mental images of Tobin and Spengler sending "Tristan Jones" ghostly images captured on spirit cameras, as well as detailed descriptions. You send them your sketches, they make sure "yes, that's about what it looked like," working to make sure that quivering monstrosity has exactly the right number of eyes and tentacles and tooth-filled mouths.

And those are just the occasions when you weren't able to draw from life. Can you imagine following some GB team into the field, them with their gear, you with your sketchbook, just getting down the details of the monster before it's trapped? No one ever said the work of a paranormal illustrator was safe! But that's what makes you the best! That's what brought you to the attention of Tobin, and why Spengler, when he was assembling his own book, knew who he wanted to work with.
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Enygma1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
vaya!!! YO QUIERO UNOOOO
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:iconsanshugroove:
sanshugroove Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I'd still empty my wallet in a heartbeat. My only question would be how many copies I should buy - one to keep sealed up in mint condition, one to read, one to highlight and bookmark the shit out of... at least three.
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T-RexJones Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
HAHA! Like I keep saying, TELL IDW! It'd make an awesome little thing to have out for the 30th Anniversary!
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:iconsanshugroove:
sanshugroove Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Done. Already sent an email to feedback@ and to IDW Limited last week.
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Superprime00 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i would be in on it mate!

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:icont-rexjones:
T-RexJones Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
That isn't you, is it David?

Totally let IDW know! If there's enough demand for it, they might be able to look into it. Make a great thing for next year's 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters!
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:iconcatengo:
catengo Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
shut up and take my money
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:iconembermore:
Embermore Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Tristan I love it. I would love to see a whole series of fake books covers like this. But very cool bang there goes the favorite tag.:winner:
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Sharky7 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
If only it were on sale for real. . . :iconitsbeautifulplz:
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:iconecto-dmc:
ECTO-DMC Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Love it
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:icont-rexjones:
T-RexJones Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Thanks :)
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ECTO-DMC Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
I would Like to see this get made. As soon as im done with my Necronomicon I would like to get with you and see about useing some of your art in a copy of Tobins I plan to do for the Alabama Ghostbusters.
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GhostMaster12345 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i want one!
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:iconrazorgeist:
Razorgeist Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
You know with the amount of effort that went into The 2 Allspark almanacs for Transformers animated I could honestly see IDW doing this if the Ghostbusters comics sell well.
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:icont-rexjones:
T-RexJones Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
That was what we were going to do with the Tobin's Spirit Guide. No go unfortunately.
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:iconrazorgeist:
Razorgeist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Hmm really... well maybe someday.
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monstermyth23 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
In making a pseudo-field guide, you should try to make the subjects in the book look real using a lot of descriptive words, like where they live and their habits. Try this plan out in your book. It'll be successful ;)
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:icont-rexjones:
T-RexJones Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
I'm actually not doing the book. I'm working on the Ghostbusters comic from IDW! Do you know about it?
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:iconmonstermyth23:
monstermyth23 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
No, but if you want to make a pseudo-field guide, take my advice. You'll need it, if you're trying this concept
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:icont-rexjones:
T-RexJones Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Well, you should definitely check into those comics, because that's where I'll be doing that sort of thing ;)
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monstermyth23 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
OK :D
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AmericanCryptid Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool creation..how many layers did it take to create?
According to Google books that ISBN # and bar-code is for - The Illustrated Dracula (Bram Stroker, Jae Lee)

Been collecting ghostbusters memorabilia since I was a kid, was awesome to see in the theatre. although I wish they had done a better job on creating the recent PC game..was way too easy and a very short game
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T-RexJones Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Yeah, it was a pitch mock-up, so it's far from a final product and a lot of the point of sale assets were just taken from whatever was handy.
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aliencatx Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
keep us posted when it goes into print. I will buy one
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LuciferTheShort Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Interesting. I would like a book like that. And not to mention all the interesting entities the boys in gray zapped, trapped, and imprisoned in the Ecto Containment Unit.
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:icont-rexjones:
T-RexJones Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Keep an eye on IDW. You won't see this, but you'll see something similar and just as fun :)
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:iconandy-korty:
Andy-Korty Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Pretty awesome and I can't wait to see what it leads to in Sept.
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:icont-rexjones:
T-RexJones Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
It's different, but similar in some ways. Probably more fun too, as it ties into the main story a bit ;)
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:iconscottyj:
scottyj Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
what I would give to finally see this after all this time.
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:icont-rexjones:
T-RexJones Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Someone in Sony might take note... maybe... hopefully... please...?
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:iconscottyj:
scottyj Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
If there was someone I could beat into the ground and force to make this I would >:[
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:icont-rexjones:
T-RexJones Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Apparently someone else already is, which is why I can't and also why IDW can't. We looked into it :/
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AyanAyzodei Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011   General Artist
I would love to have this 'compendium' as a prop on my bookshelf (next to that Gray's Sports Almanac in it's dust jacket!)
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:iconrazorgeist:
Razorgeist Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
I'll take 5 copies!!!
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Esbe77 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I would blind buy this on the first day it comes out...

Amazing cover and the back cover words ring true.
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:iconmichinosora:
MichiNoSora Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
I would love to have that on my bookshelf. So awesome.
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Ghostbusterlover Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Now, that is a book I would like to have in my bookshelf! =D Very cool!
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WimblesTheCreator Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
What ever you are doing must fart gold to be more impressive than this.
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:iconshebakoby:
ShebaKoby Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
cool! :D
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:iconfrosath:
Frosath Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if i came across this in a B&N id buy this book in a heartbeat
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:iconhermitchild:
hermitchild Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great! Count me in with everybody would buy a copy as soon as it was possible.
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:iconalexmax:
alexmax Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sweet!
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:iconchannandeller:
channandeller Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love it dude, I hope you do get the opportunity to have it made.
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:iconsanshugroove:
sanshugroove Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
I will see this in my dreams, heh.

Nice shout out to Spate and the Ray Stantz intro from the RPG version of the book on the back cover. This leading occult artist sounds familiar...
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clinteast Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If this ever became real I'd buy it.
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:iconkaotic-sanity:
kaOtic-saNity Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm pretty sure we're going to dig what's cooking but stop teasing us so!!! ...actually no, don't; t gives us more reason to look forward to September!
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spicemaster Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Looks AWESOME. By the way, on that back cover bottom...is that angelic script? Kinda looks like a version of the Archangel Raphael.
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