Dana Claire Simpson, perhaps better known by her DeviantArt name "Pendantia", or her work as the artist behind the "Heavenly Nostrils" webcomic, announced this evening that she created one of the official variant covers for Issue #20 of IDW's Friendship is Magic series.
Many fans are excited about this, even on /mlp/, as Heavenly Nostrils is actually enjoyed by the board at large. This is impressive in a subculture notorious for its intensely critical nature of almost everything. HN met with the artist briefly at BABScon (just long enough to snap this photo and say "you're doing good don't screw it up").
She says this about the comic cover on her DeviantArt;
"The next issue of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic from IDW (#20) will be available with this cover, which I drew! It's exclusive to Phoenix Comics and Games in Seattle, and Everfree Northwest. Get it in one of those two places while they last!Issue #20 is scheduled for release in the last week of June.
Hasbro (I think) requested I change one thing: they wanted Lyra to be reading 'Ponies' instead of 'People.' Which of course kills the joke. Anyway, here, you get the original version."