I was asked to create a bit of a "Will Eisner" effect on this cover and as you can see, I failed miserably. I switched to inking with a brush, hoping that it would get me part of the way there. Unfortunately, the weird, elongated figures really got the best of me. Well, it was more than 25 years ago and I was still learning. The orange crayon effect was contributed by my oldest offspring a few years later when she found my only copy or the pencils. I think she was trying to correct my composition... or maybe the bad proportions. Anyway, she was barely two but even she knew that this cover really needed some help. Editor Carl Potts must have agreed. It looks like he performed some desperately needed cosmetic surgery on Valkyrie's features.
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