Tuesday, March 09, 2010

THE MARVELS PROJECT #7 Cover


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The Marvels Project #7 hits the shelves in two short weeks on March 24th. What will you find inside? From Marvels' online catalog:

Cap meets Bucky! The origin of the Destroyer! The interrogation of the Sub-Mariner! And it's all leading up to the Nazis' conspiracy to bring the US into World War Two!

Below is the original cover sketch. It's obviously very rough, but it does its job in that it shows essentially what the basic elements of the actual cover painting will be. As you can see, quite a bit of compositional shuffling went on as I worked on the final image, but this was submitted with the understanding that it's a basic framework that I'll be working from, not an image set in stone that I'll follow slavishly. After so many years working with my editor, I can get away with a pretty rough sketch for the approval process, since he trusts me to turn it into something that's actually printable. Incidentally, the top portion of the sketch is left blank because that area will be covered by the banner logo.


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8 comments:

Michael Dooney said...

This one has a great old paperback vibe as well. I like the weathered heavy machinery look of the robot too.

diceciper said...

That is awesome! That is a very menacing Red Skull.

Guglie said...

Great! the worm eye view works very well and I like the way you drew the mecha of the giant robot, because you kept a very warm feeling there! I'm really impressed every new work I see from you...everytime you're able to surprise me!

Brian Hancock said...

Man, you need an oversized hardcover of just your covers the past 5+ yrs - they keep getting better.

Thanks for including the sketch.

Steve Epting said...

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the comments. That robot was fun to do!

nkatradis said...

Steve, an incredible cover, as always! congrats!

Francesco Francavilla said...

Fantastic cover! :)
Definitely one of my fav from you, Steve.

Cheers,
Francesco

RobSchwager said...

OMFG, I think i just wet myself...

This slays Steve!