AVX Consequences #1 Cover. 2012.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on Marvel board, 11 × 17.25″.
We have a guest in the hot seat for today's Wacky Reference Wednesday: X-editor Nick Lowe, who sent me this photo of himself along with a description of what he wanted. While I didn't end up using the reference directly, it was enough to get the point across. We ended up flipping the point of view, as we didn't want to reveal just who those hands belonged to.
For the same reason, I colored 2 different versions of the cover — one for solicitations and Previews... and the final (blue background) cover, which subtly hints at the character's identity. There's another hint in an early layout sketch below. Missing from Nick's pic are handcuffs, which were easy enough to find on-line.
This will be my last post for the week. New York Comic Con starts tomorrow and there's plenty to do. Hope to see some blog readers there. Have a great weekend!