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sinagrace:

My variant cover to Bloodshot 24, out October from Valiant Comics.

sinagrace:

My variant cover to Bloodshot 24, out October from Valiant Comics.

X-O Manowar #0 
Cover by Jeff Lemire

X-O Manowar #0 

Cover by Jeff Lemire

clay-mann:

http://www.newsarama.com/21568-clay-mann-goes-valiant-exclusive-with-october-s-x-o-manowar-0.html
http://www.comicvine.com/articles/armor-hunters-aftermath-hits-in-october/1100-149208/

Harbinger #27 page 15 

plasticfarm:

X-O Manowar variant cover - process.

1 - Rough thumbnails. I sent only the non-greyed out ones. The greyed out ones were just bad. These are seriously the thumbnails I sent to Valiant. I have the best and most understanding editors in the world. Here is how I described each thumbnail:

  • 1-Just a head shot of X-O, holding up a pint as if saying cheers. Simple and ties in with the 1-pager.
  • 2-X-O in a spider alien bar, looking uncomfortable. Kind of ties in to the 1-pager.
  • 3-The most ridiculous one. X-O at a waffle house eating sketchy breakfast food being served by spider aliens. (Current design spider aliens as the cook, 90’s design as customers.)

We chose #2, which was indeed the best choice. I may still draw #3 for my own amusement someday.

2- Pencils. I made myself a template showing how much space the title takes up, so I don’t put anything important in that area. The barcode placement jumps around depending on the design of the cover, but I purposely left space in the lower right hand corner.

3- Inks. Not much to say about this. Note that I didn’t ink the bricks all the way to the top of the page. Book titles on Valiant books tend to fully cover that area, so any linework would just be getting covered up anyway.

4- Colors. I moved my signature out of the way from where I figured the barcode would go. (A few years ago I changed the way that I signed my name on artwork in order to make my name legible. I wanted people to be able to know the name of the guy who drew the thing they were looking at. I still autograph books using my old signature, which is different than how I sign checks or paperwork.) Also, since this was a Beyond Comics store variant, I changed the Mets shirt to a Beyond Comics one in Photoshop. Someday I might do a “how I color” post, which will be interesting as my coloring method is pretty dumb.

5 - Here is how the cover turned out with all the trade dress applied. Thanks to Valiant Podcast for the photo.

All in all, this was one of the most fun projects I’ve worked on. Reaction seems to be pretty positive for both this cover and the one pager Justin and I did on the inside of the book. Keep an eye out for Harbinger #25 which has a 5-page story by me and Mr. Jordan, and some other stuff after that.

Harbinger: Bleeding Monk #0 page 18 
original art by Stephen Segovia

Harbinger: Bleeding Monk #0 page 18 

original art by Stephen Segovia

ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #3 (of 3) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by CAFU

Harbinger team-up!

Mexico City just became ground zero for the Armor Hunters’ invasion of Earth, and the runaway army of super-powered soldiers called Generation Zero needs to bring in back-up. Better call…the Renegades?! But when powerhouse brawler Torque and lighter-than-air free spirit Zephyr join the fight, things are about to go from bleak to brutal as the Earth’s first extraterrestrial invasion force unleashes an engine of global destruction with one sole purpose – to terminate…with extreme prejudice.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 10th

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1136894

bowtiemoustache:

Check it out! THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION, by jenvanmeter and Roberto de la Torre, with 16 pages of extra comics and original bonus content, has the same Travel Foreman cover art as the standard edition, this time amazingly variant-colored by Matthew Wilson!
And those bonus comics and special features are gonna be worth WAY more than the extra buck this thing costs. I’ll have news about those extras coming soon!

bowtiemoustache:

Check it out! THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION, by jenvanmeter and Roberto de la Torre, with 16 pages of extra comics and original bonus content, has the same Travel Foreman cover art as the standard edition, this time amazingly variant-colored by Matthew Wilson!

And those bonus comics and special features are gonna be worth WAY more than the extra buck this thing costs. I’ll have news about those extras coming soon!

Lewis LaRosa
http://www.heroesonline.com/blog/2014/05/30/heroescon-2014-guest-list-update-azaceta-larosa-wiacek/
Ra #2 mask cover (recalled version)

Ra #2 mask cover (recalled version)

hell-yeah-valiant-comics:

X-O Manowar #28 ValiantCraft variant cover by Donovan Santiago

hell-yeah-valiant-comics:

X-O Manowar #28 ValiantCraft variant cover by Donovan Santiago

hell-yeah-valiant-comics:

Archer & Armstrong #23 ValiantCraft variant cover by Donovan Santiago

hell-yeah-valiant-comics:

Archer & Armstrong #23 ValiantCraft variant cover by Donovan Santiago

sinagrace:

Check out my variant for RAI #1 - available exclusively through Hastings shops! Out April 30th from Valiant Entertainment. Colors by John Rauch

sinagrace:

Check out my variant for RAI #1 - available exclusively through Hastings shops! Out April 30th from Valiant Entertainment. Colors by John Rauch