Thursday, May 8, 2008

Putting Arm-Fall-Off-Boy together...

As promised, here’s a brief look inside the process of Alex Serra, the artist behind the cover for my upcoming issue of Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century.

Here are his original ideas, including an homage cover to Adventure 247 that he was kind enough to draw up from my suggestion (choice B):

After the powers that be approved the homage cover, Alex then took a different shot at the composition, making it a bit more visually exciting.

But decided on his original sketch, which he then worked out into the pencil stage.

And then into the final inked version.

Be sure to check out Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century # 16 this July to see what lurks beneath the cover. I’ve seen some of Shawn McManus’s interior pencils, and I promise they won’t disappoint.