Below, you can see the initial thumbnails for the cover as I worked out a couple of ideas. The concept really came together very quickly.
Friday, November 02, 2018
I was given the assignment to draw a cover for Action Comics' 1000th issue. 8 artists were chosen, and each was given an era of Action Comics to depict. I got lucky and was given the 1940's - easy money, really, as it was an opportunity to draw Superman vs. the Nazis in WW2. I even threw in a "buy bonds" blurb - something I'd wanted to draw on a cover for years.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
These were my final 4 Batwoman variant covers, and I was sad to see the series end. I didn't know much about Batwoman before I started the year long run of covers, but I grew to really appreciate the character and her fans.
Batwoman Issue #14 Cover
Batwoman Issue #16 Cover
Batwoman Issue #17 Cover
Batwoman Issue #18 Cover
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Sunday, February 04, 2018
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Blonde, attractive celebrities are hard to draw a likeness of since they tend to be a bit generic. One missed line and you've gone from drawing Charlize Theron to Margot Robbie. Luckily, Taylor Swift has a few more signature characteristics - like her bright red lipstick.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Monday, November 06, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Sunday, October 01, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
I drew 6 variant covers for Marvel's 2017 cross-over event, "Inhumans Vs X-men". Editorial was gracious enough to give me complete freedom to design all the elements as I saw fit, so I approached these as if I was making film posters not comic covers. All in all, a very fun assignment.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
I think the final issue, Issue 8 had my favourite cover of the batch, as I wanted to go out with a bang and go all out on the boxing angle.
These were all drawn in a mix of traditional and digital mediums.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Last year, I asked to provide variant covers for Marvel's big crossover series, Civil War 2. The editor suggested I might do them as an homage to classic boxing posters, with Marvel super-heroes squaring off against each other. I thought it was a great idea, and decided to go all out on the concept, turning each of the covers into a fight poster design, complete with typography and other details. My wife Claudia Davila, an award winning art director and designer, collaborated with me on the type treatment, and we shared credit on these covers. I gotta say it was fun seeing both our names on the cover of a Marvel comic.
Here you can see the first 4 covers in the series. There were 8 covers in all, and below you can see some of the rough sketches and layouts that lead to the final art. Most of the covers were drawn in a mix of digital and traditional. In some cases, even the lettering was done by hand and composited.
Monday, December 19, 2016
I was honoured to be asked to contribute a variant cover for Marvel's final issue of their Darth Vader comic series. This was the first time I did a published Star Wars illustration (not counting the endless amounts of unpublished X-wing fighters and Han Solos I drew as a kid). Marvel was very generous and gave me a lot of freedom with the art. In keeping with Lucasfilm's policy, I was asked to submit 2 different roughs which you can see below.
The final art was drawn in ink, coloured dyes and wax crayon, and was purchased by Lucasfilm for their Star Wars archives.
This was drawn in ink on board, with colours added digitally. You can check out the initial pencil rough below.