Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sketchblog: Year One

Today marks the first anniversary of the ol' sketchblog, and since August 21st is Hellboy day (at least on this blog) here's a quick sketch-

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Well, I said it was quick. Just trying to keep the tradition alive.

Thanks to everybody who drops by here on a regular basis, and especially to those of you who take the time to leave your feedback. Your comments are greatly appreciated.

In other news, Captain America #41 came out this week featuring the penultimate chapter of the current story arc, or as Ed likes to call it: "The Death of Captain America Act 3 - The Man Who Bought America: Part 5".

Here's a little behind the scenes stuff - some graphics I made in Photoshop during the production of the art for this issue. The first is a sign for the Diner that appears on page 2-

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- and the second is a series of little campaign posters I made for a single panel on page 20-

I have no idea who snuck in the Colbert poster that appears in the printed book.

See you in year two!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Captain America #44 Cover

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Sorry about the lack of posts lately. I'll try to do better next month. In the meantime, here's the cover to Captain America #44. If you compare it to #43, you'll notice a theme has developed. Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils by LUKE ROSS
Variant Cover by SAL BUSCEMA
Part two of this smashing three-parter pits Bucky Barnes, the new Captain America, against his own past as the Winter Soldier, and one of Steve Rogers deadliest foes... as the remnants of the Cold War creep into the states, searching for a secret weapon that only Cap can stop them from getting their hands on. But is that really what's happening, or is it all a trap? Find out here - by Brubaker and Luke Ross!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

And no, I haven't forgotten about the step-by-step of the cover process I promised earlier, but I will have to delay it for a bit.