|Guardians of the Galaxy #5 Variant Cover. 2013.|
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.
My profession is usually pretty darn cool, but sometimes... it gets even better. My editor, Stephen Wacker, came to me with the idea and I jumped at the chance. This is the first of 3 Guardians variants based on old-school sci-fi covers, primarily by the inimitable-but-I'll-try-anyway Wallace Wood. The issue should be out in stores today! (Preview here.)
While I've only got 3 examples of Wood's art here, there's a ton more that I used as inspiration, both for this as well as the next 2 covers. Whether you're familiar with his work or not, it'll be worth checking out James Halperin's site for great scans of the originals.
|More classic covers here.|
|inks by my Dad|
|blue-line print of pencils|
|pencils over digital sketch|
|I hope Rocket Raccoon can hold his breath!|