Guardians of the Galaxy #7. 2013.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board, 11 × 17″.
Guardians #7 is out today! My contribution is a variant cover, so it may be difficult to find. You can see a preview here. This was the last of 3 EC Comics-inspired covers (you can see the other 2 here). I'm actually working on something similar but unrelated at the moment — hope I can share it soon. All the work is inspired by Wallace Wood, but this cover in particular was mainly influenced by Al Feldstein.
Total Hours: 19 + inks
ink: ask my Dad
|Just plain weird|
As you can see in the digital sketch stage, I utilize a perspective grid to help me organize the space. Many of you have been asking when I plan to release it — I have good news and bad news. The good news is I've started the beta-testing phase and shared it with a handful of professionals. The bad news is that some are having a tough time with it. I'll be the first to admit that it's a bit cumbersome, which is exactly what I was worried about. If we can work out all the kinks, then I'll be happy to distribute it widely, but right now... it could go either way.
|inks by my Paw|
|blue-line print of pencils|
|pencils over digital sketch|