So as promised, here is the cover I did for Werewolf!!! volume three, coming out this weekend at MICE!
This particular cover was one of those fortunate examples of an illustration that more or less came to life fully formed. I knew I wanted to do a more detailed closeup of a werewolf, since the previous two covers had only featured werewolves at a distance or as a silhouette. This time, I wanted the cover to get in your FACE! I liked the idea of having this cover be an interior scene as well, since that was something we hadn't done yet. The whole concept just sort of flowed from there.
As you can see, I didn't change much of the original thumbnail concept once I moved on to pencils. If it works then why change it, right? Even from this stage of the pencils to the final inks, the only real additions were my decision to enlarge the window slightly and the smaller detail work on the walls and floor (though of course, the devil's in the detail ain't he? Or, you know, werewolf, as the case may be.)
And voila, the finished design, as it will appear at MICE (complete with hand painted glow-in-the-dark moon!)
Of course if you aren't going to be in Boston this weekend, keep an eye on the Werewolf blog where we'll be posting info on how and where you can purchase copies of Werewolf!!! once MICE is over. And you know, while you're all busy clicking on links and stuff, you might also want to check out...
Penina is a lovely lady, and has probably been the main driving force in putting the latest issue of Werewolf!!! together. Her story "Cubs" is going to be one of the main features of the book, and it looks beautiful. You don't have to take my word for it though. You can get a sneak peek by looking at the preview pages she currently has posted on her blog: http://peninacomix.wordpress.com/