Avenging Spider-Man #22 Cover. 2013.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) with digital color on Marvel board, 11 × 17.25″.
It's high noon on the rooftops of New York City as the Superior Spider-Man faces off against the Punisher. Avenging Spider-Man #22 is out today! (Preview here.) While I'm proud to say I provided the cover, I just realized what would make it 1000 times better: a tumbleweed of webbing blowing across the background. Why I waited until now to realize that, we shall never know.
I didn't use much reference for this one besides my rooftops and water towers morgue file. I may have used my Punisher and hands Sculptris maquettes (honestly, I can't remember) but I figured it might be nice to show them either way. Each video is a no frills 20-second turnaround.
|inks by my Paw|
|cyan print of pencils|
|pencils over digital composite|
The first 2 ideas were going to be tiny Spidey spotlights doubling as laser sights. It could've worked if I zoomed way in, but we ultimately went with a classic gunfight. This certainly wasn't my first Spidey/Punisher cover, so hopefully I'll get another chance in the future.
|a face only a mother could love|