Sunday, February 23, 2020
Another nice change of pace, I tried to draw this one in a different style as I had been playing around more and experimenting with digital tools. About 90% of this cover was drawn in Procreate on my Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil.
This was for a hard cover collection of stories from the Shazam comics revival from DC in the 1970's. I was enthusiastic about drawing this, as Captain Marvel and those comics were some of the first comics I read as a kid.
Friday, April 26, 2019
A fun assignment from a year ago, Marvel asked me to draw the main covers for 4 issues of Captain America. The stories were set in the far future, featuring the descendants of Steve Rogers. I got to try some interesting palette ideas and design some futuristic storm troopers along the way.
I was asked to draw a variant cover for the 1000th anniversary issue of Detective Comics. Similar to the Action Comics issue 1000 cover, DC asked artists to draw covers based on various decades. I was assigned the 1950's, which gave me the opportunity to draw all the various zany iterations of Batman that permeated that era. This cover took a lot of research, but was a lot of fun.
My wife, Claudia Davila, helped me with the typography, and we laid out all the cover elements including the logos and text boxes ourselves. You can see a version of the art without those elements below.
Sunday, February 03, 2019
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.
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.
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.