Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Adventures of Superboy


This is a cover image I painted for a hard-cover collection of 1940's Superboy stories published by DC, which should be out on comic shop shelves very soon. It was a fun assignment, and gave me the opportunity to draw a light-hearted super hero image. I even got to put in a puppy.

The final painting was done in gouache and ink on water-colour paper. You can check out the original thumbnail drawing for it below, as well as a sheet of warm-up doodles I did while getting accustomed to the character.


18 comments:

NTuazon said...

Amazing!

Dan McDaid said...

Totally and utterly wonderful, Michael. I'm going to buy the hell out of this when it comes out.

Tyrone said...

Great sketches ...!

Bully said...

So wonderful.

Paul Conrad said...

Super! :D

Jason Chalker said...

Very Cool!!!

TREVOR Simonsen said...

delightful

jason quinones said...

amazing work!

Jon McNally said...

A pitch-perfect cover image for the stated contents. Superb.

sandy said...

I was buying it anyway! Now? Best icing ever. Sweet!

Pedro Fano said...

Great!
as usual in your work.
Greetings from Spain!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Nicely done.

benton jew said...

What a great cover! You've really sold the retro feel! Definitely a sense of fun here!

Raphael Loh said...

Fantastic!

Arkonbey said...

Let me join the ranks of the stunned. It is nearly perfect. The composition has such movement and the figures such solidity. I love the muted colors, very post-war:)

Thanks also for posting your process.

Michael Cho said...

Thanks, everyone. I really enjoyed working on this one. It was a real treat to draw such a fun and happy super-hero image, and I'm flattered that you all liked it too.

Robert said...

Best graphic novel cover ever? Pretty close!
This looks so different from all the other DC Comics collections. It's so elegant and really captures the spirit of those old stories without trying to ape the old style.
Simply beautiful!

miranda mcguire said...

great work. love the colours on this one.