Below is my process for putting together a comic book cover, inspired by the Bronze Age Marvel Comics trade dress. Using a custom brush in Manga Studio, I prepped the pencils. Inks were added in Manga Studio as well. Colors were added using Photoshop, after importing the art into a Marvel Comics trade dress template that I made some time ago. And here’s a “distressed” version.
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The idea of an adult Luke Cage mentoring a toddler Iron Fist seems rife with potential. Hey, I’d read it! -Krishna
I don’t normally draw Spider-man – not because I hate him as a character or find him uninteresting. No, it’s just all those dang webs that have to be drawn every single time. Drawing Spider-man would be tedious for me. But, I was asked if I could come up with a cover design featuring the web slinger, so I took my best stab at it. My Patreon supporters have access to the uber-high resolution version, including an ultra-rare “Mint Condition” version. You’ll join ’em, right? -Krishna
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 […]