I did inks/pencils over 15 Larry Hama sketches for IDW Limited’s GI Joe: The Complete Collection Vol. 3. at the end of 2013. These will be included in the Blue Label Edition.
Concieve and idea. Then stick to it. Those who hang on are the only ones who amount to anything. You can do anything you please, it’s the way it’s done that makes the difference. A good thing is no better for being done quickly.” Augustus Saint-Gaudens, sculptor
This month was Artist Edition month at IDW and I was asked to do a cover over Larry Hama’s pencils. For this one I had to make it look like aged cover art. It was a fun job, and I even got to do a little hand lettering (the “yo joe!” and “Trouble in Sierra Gordo”. And well, technically the note to colorist on the side is my handwriting too, so I guess that counts as well.) Although the coffee stains were added in Photoshop, I did actually make a scan of a coffee ring on a piece of paper to use.
Here’s the sketch I got from Larry followed by the end result and how it looks in print.
Several GI Joe: Special Missions covers with my inks have been previewed out on the web, so I guess it’s safe to post them now. The Special Missions covers are always fun since they’re usually over the top situations. I mean look at Destro driving a giant mechanical Destro Head. What’s not to like? And the crazy-eyed, chainsaw-weilding, bearded lady? Good times. Shannon Gallant does a great job with penciling these.