Saturday, September 19, 2009

Strange Tales #16: Cover art

This cover was fun; a big, grotesque monster and two helpless heroes.  My editor, Carl Potts, sent me a sketch with notations.  From there, I did the pencils, inks and colors.  It got weirder every step of the way. My copy of the inks is a little light so I'm also showing a scan of the original art.








10 comments:

  1. Terrific (in all the ways)!!

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  2. the color really brought this baby home. love the use of dot screen.

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  3. This may be too much to ask, but how likely is it for you to post original art like this? Seeing these older, yellowing pages are a true learning experience and have a charm that a clean b&w cope doesn't match.

    Also, did you color all of these Strange Tales covers yourself?

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  4. It's not too much to ask, I just don't have many of those older originals in my hands anymore so unless I can scrape up a scan or stumble upon one online like I did here, I won't be able to oblige.

    Of the Strange Tales covers that I drew, I think I colored all but the first two. The editor, Carl Potts, was always very agreeable.

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  5. WOWW am fan of yours for years Kevin, I love this blog updates it a lot:)

    I am Spanish

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  6. Thanks! I'll miss a day from time to time but so far I've been keeping up with it okay.

    Spain is a beautiful country. I've only been there once but I loved it. Especially the fresh seafood tapas!

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  7. Zip-A-Tone. Hurray!!! I always loved when you integrated that into your covers. Always done with a purpose.

    In retrospect, was Carl your longest single editor run? Just seemed like from these to the Moon Knight stuff, Carl's name always popped up. I know the stages of doing work for one editor anymore is lost but seems like Carl had a big, big influence on your work. Obviously since he helped get you into the big show.

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  8. Carl seemed to inherit a lot of Al Milgrom's titles when Al went back to freelancing. Denny edited Moon Knight but Carl inked some of my pencils, before he became an editor.

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  9. I love Mr. Jip's foot for some reason. I bought Strange Tales #11 cover recently, and you can see it here fedres420.blogspot.com if interested.

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