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The Batman: The Golden Age cover that wasn't

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In May 2019, I was assigned (way in advance!) the BTGA Vol 7 cover, an absolute dream gig- I love Jerry Robinson and Dick Sprang both SO much that the hardest part was deciding which story to cover- but Sprang's bonkers "The Year 3,000" from Batman 26 ended up being the undeniable choice. The story features (spoilers!) a descendant of Batman fighting EVIL ROBOTS IN SPACE. Alas, months after I turned the job in, the Age books shifted to vintage cover images, and this won't be used. But the work got done, and here's some process. Initial sketches were done in Procreate for iPad, final art on 13 x 19" Strathmore 500 w/ brush, nib and markers, scanned and colored in Photoshop. Thumbnail Color rough "pencils" Inks! And as it would have printed, more or less. 

A few recent covers

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Archie and Sabrina 3 (aka Archie 707) Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice 5 Archie vs Predator II #3

Johnny Quick: The Shipwrecked Romance! Adventure Comics 106

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More Mort Meskin goodness, from July 1946.

Wonder Woman: The Golden Age, Volume 3

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SO when I emailed Mark Chiarello and suggested I be assigned some GA collection covers, I didn't really think it'd happen- I was just certain it *wouldn't* if I didn't say something. And look, here's Wonder Woman on a saber-tooth tiger! Always speak up if you want to do something, that's what I say. There were other sketches, but the tiger (from WW #9, fyi) was the obvious choice. Here's the lot, plus final inks at the bottom. I'm mostly all-digital these days, but the final was done on 13 x 19" Strathmore 500, with as much brush and actual metal nib as possible, because H.G. Peter had no Microns. Photoshop colors, though :) Huge thanks to Mark, Alex Galer, and anyone else that signed off on this. I've never had more fun drawing anything, ever.

Vigilante: The Man of 1,000 Brands!

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Artwork by Jerry Robinson and Mort Meskin. Action Comics 121,  May 1948.

Catwoman/Tweety and Sylvester

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My variant cover for Catwoman/Tweety and Sylvester, out 8/29. It's equal parts Birds Anonymous and Darwyn Cooke love. It's my first DC coloring job, too! Click through for full image.