Thursday, January 3, 2013

Fantastic Four #4 Cover - Step by Step

This is process of how I/we created the Variant Cover for February 2013's Fantastic Four #4 comic book. I was given pretty free reign on this one - the general scope was a sense of "far out adventure". So I thought of one my absolute favorite comics, John Byrne's "sideways" issue of Fantastic Four #252 and that's what I went for with a touch of Moebius and Steampunk - what a combination ;-)
 Here are the sketches I submitted to Marvel - drawn at 2x3 inches in my sketchbook in pencil and pen and then cleaned up and colored in Photoshop - fortunately, Marvel chose "A".
The pencils were drawn with light blue and HB lead on 13 x19 " Bristol Board.
 Rachel Dodson inked over my pencils with Windsor Newton Series 7 size #2 Sable Brush and FW Acrylic Black ink.

 I ran out of time to color the piece, fortunately Laura Martin had time to color this and she knocked it out of the park! Can't wait to see this one in print!



  1. A real sense of joy and adventure in this one. Love it.