Here’s the cover I did for the Perhapanauts Classic Cover Challenge. It’s referencing the cover to Alpha Flight #25. That issue was awesome! Go to the Perhapanauts blog to see the other excellent homage covers that people turned in.
Here’s a shot of the rough panel next to the finished panel. For the most part, I followed the rough pretty close. I did end up making the panel a little taller so that it fit the page better. I put tone in for the distant figure to try to help it “pop” and not get lost in the background. I think it works fine. I might ditch the tone when the pages get coloured, though. We’ll see.
Again, you can see that my work is a hybrid mix of digital and traditional media. From here I would print this out in non-photo blue and ink it with brush/nib. I’m not sure why I feel that these digital lines aren’t good enough to be considered “inked” lines. It would save me a lot of time if I just decided that they were print ready.
I’ve begun working on the rough layouts for the Perhapanauts short story. It’s going to be a lot of fun to draw this. Not only is it a period piece, of sorts, it also has tons of panels with Big in them! Big is my favorite character of all the Perhapanauts, so I’m really excited to get a opportunity to draw this.
As you can see, the blog building continues. We still have to get the No Quarter archives moved over and add a custom header and such… but it’s getting there. In the meantime…
I’ve finished up the art for the 2nd part of the zombie story, “Not at the End”, that Anthony Schiavino and I are contributing to the Zombie Bomb series (Man, zombies are fun to draw!). There is a 3rd part which I will be drawing in the coming months. Until then, however, I will be focusing on drawing up a new Perhapanauts tale that will be featured on the Perhapanauts site. Sort of a “Tales of the Perhapanauts” thing. The story was penned by writer/artist/editor pal, Rich Woodall. It’s going to be a lot of fun! I’ll be posting my progress on that one, as I go along.