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.
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.
I have pages available for sale from IDW’s GI Joe RAH #173.
Pencils by Ron Wagner (except for pages 16-19, which are Shannon Gallant.) Inks by me. Contact me if you are interested. Prices Vary. kingbanjo at gmail dot com.
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To warm up today I finished coloring the Baroness drawing I did last week. For those who care, I used Copic markers on the skintones and Prismacolors on everything else. Highlights were done with Pro White.