Well it looks like the Sonic the Hedgehog #268 cover is online now, so I thought I’d post some some progress shots. This was a fun cover to do, and had an interesting design process.
-First, the thumbnails. you can see I didn’t really nail it in the thumbs, but the ideas are starting to form.
-As per specifications from my editor, I made the rough— you can see my original idea for a visual gag with Bean and Bark didn’t make it past the legal department!
-Sonic was too small and not gun-ho enough, so I did two alternate poses. Also I forgot about the sidebar that’s on the comics now, so I had to scoot Tails and Amy over.
Covers always go through a lot of revisions, because they’re the most visible part of the comic.
This lady’s art is bloody amazing.
These american Sonic comics really rubbed me the wrong way when I read them as a kid, so I kind of avoided them for the longest time. They weren’t much to look at and it felt like I was reading something completely different.
I started looking at them again recently out of sheer curiousity, and…they’re actually pretty decent now, I must admit. It doesn’t seem to be one giant soap opera any more, and the artwork is legitimately awesome.
And is that seriously Honey in the back there? Holy shit, that’s an obscure one!