Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A glimpse into the cover process. It starts with thumbnail sketches submitted to editorial. These are 4 different sketches for the cover to #22 that I worked up. Ultimately #3 was chosen. Which worked out because It was my favorite as well. But I think any of these would have sufficed.
Monday, December 17, 2012
|Original sketch and color tests.|
Driving to my studio I suddenly had the idea for this Bat-shaped mouth and I had to pull over. I felt I had to sketch it out right there or risk adding it to my ever-growing list of my forgotten cover ideas.
I'm glad I did.
Eventually it came time for me to work up a pitch for the cover of Batman and Robin #15. I remembered my little drawing in the sketchbook so dug it out and got it ready to sent it off to my editor Rachel Gluckstern and the rest of the Bat-editors. I was very relieved to be given the green light.
|Final cover image By Gleason, Gray, and Kalisz.|
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
|Mock-up of Batman and Robin issue #0|
|My little Scribble|
|Pen and Ink version|
(Drawing broken glass is really cathardic by the way. )
Below are my thumbnails for the actual cover
|I liked this version with the Bat-a-rangs coming out at us and including a background. But ultimately I figured it would be hard to pull off and get too confusing once the template was introduced in the final product.|
|This version seemed to buddy-buddy. Their faces would have to be really close together and I wanted to avoid any accedental cheesy compositions.|
|This was better. More Classic. Coming out and ad veering away from each other seemed more powerful. More dynamic.|
|Work In Progress|
|Final inks (Grey) and Color (Kaliz)|
In the end product we got a nice clean image to lay over the paper or digital template versions.
(And once again Damians untied shoelaces make the perfect vehicle for a signature.)
Thanks for lookin'!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
|Interior panel form BATMAN and ROBIN #12. Inks Mick Gray, Color John Kaliz.|
I originally intended this shot as a cover for Batman and Robin issue #10. As you can see in my thumbnail sketch below it would have included Batman. Something about Bruce surrounded by all of his 'sons'. Seemed like a good idea.
|My cover pitch for BATMAN and ROBIN #10|
I still might do a final version of my thumbnail someday just for fun.