Though I only started reading Marvel comics in the mid ’80’s, I have a special affinity for the Marvel comics from the decade before. As a tribute of sorts, I spoofed the cover design of Giant Size X-Men #1 – which introduced the world to the likes of Storm, Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Colossus.
Below are the pencils. There were three iterations beforehand that didn’t make the final cut. The pencils were created in a program called Mischief.
Next, the inks, created in Manga Studio.
The illustration was brought into Photoshop, where it was married with the comic book cover trade dress. Below is the distressed (or used) version.
…and the “fresh off the spinner rack” version.