Monday, June 18, 2007
Covers and Such
UPDATE: I know, you're probably already sick of me, but here is another cover in the solicits this month. I'm doing covers on Marvel Adventure Iron Man as well. Hey, I figured I try and make each of you want to end it all after I take over ever books covers. I'm out to rule the world!!!
I just got back from Heroes Con. I had a pretty good time catching up with some people and meeting alot of new faces at the show.
First, thanks to all the Around Comics Podcast listeners who came by to show support. It was great meeting you guys, and i'm glad you've tolerated my invading the show.
These are a few new covers that just got solicited this week so I can show them now. One is for New X-men 42 and the other for Cable/Deadpool..um...whatever, I've lost track. Both of these happened to fall under a vintage comic feel. Because of Bucky being in CAB/DP, I wanted to make it feel like an old school comic that's been worn out and read a million times. I apllied the old dot printing style to help achieve the vintage feel. I also did a mock up version with the logo to show that DP would pop out a little more once the logo was in.
X-men came after, and due to story line I thought this would be a chance for me to pay tribute to one of the greatest artists of all time, Norman Rockwell. I've always wanted to this but just couldn't fine the story that would fit it. So, I was happy to get this chance. Again, I wanted to make it feel like an old magazine, wrinkled from time and faded a little from light. It was a great learning experience and something that I didn't know if I could pull off. It's just another part of this crazy experimental stage I've been going thru.
Lastly, is a con sketch I did with water colors. It's pretty crazy for me and was a challenge to do. Hopefully I learn from this and keep pushing forward.
Ok, I've babbled long enough.