Sunday, February 23, 2020

DC Comics Shazam Variant Covers

Here are 2 variant covers for the recent Shazam comics series, for issues #4 and #8, I think.  Whenever I draw Captain Marvel, I always try to give it a little hint of C.C. Beck flavour - he was one of my favourite cartoonists.

DC Comics The Terrifics Issue 25 variant cover

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.

Marvel Comics Spider-man Life Story Issue 2 variant cover

An interesting assignment - I was asked to draw a variant cover for Spider-man: Life Story, for issue 2.  Since the issue was set in the 1970's, I was tasked with trying to give the cover a "70's feel".  Hence, I went all out in that direction.

DC Comics Shazam: The World's Mightiest Mortal HC Cover

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.

Marvel Comics: Champions Issue 1 variant cover

Marvel Comics Presents, Issue 2 variant Cover

Another fun one, featuring the FF (in a way).  This was a variant cover for the anthology series, Marvel Comics Presents.  It featured 2 stories; one starring Dr. Doom and Reed Richards, and another starring Gorilla Man.  I drew it to look evoke an old 50's double-feature movie poster.

Marvels Annotated Issue 2 Variant Cover

Had the chance to check off a bucket-list item: drawing the Fantastic Four for Marvel.  This was a variant cover for the 25th anniversary edition of Marvels, issue #2.