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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pet Avengers Assemble

I was recently asked to do a cover for the Marvel comic Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers. Here's a step-by-step snapshot of the various stages, because I've recently been asked about such things.

First I did a couple of roughs...

The one selected for developing into a fully-rendered cover was the second one, so I then drew it in pencil on a piece of letter-sized paper.

Finally, I scanned the pencils and blew them up to finished art size, printed them out as a blueline (light blue lines which can be inked without reproducing, so only the inked lines are visible), and inked everything with a No 2 sable brush and a Hunt 102 dip pen.

Ta-dah! Wyatt Wingfoot's your uncle.


  1. I love those totem poles! The whole drawing is gorgeous.

  2. I really enjoy the sketch-ness of the first "zoo" drawing. That's just great. I had a drawing teacher who was all about making the most impact with the fewest lines-that rough seems all about that idea. :)
    Happy New Year!


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Eisner and Harvey Award-winning cartoonist responsible for The Muppet Show Comic Book, Thor the Mighty Avenger, Snarked! and Fred the Clown. Would like to save the world through comics.