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.