Daredevil #8 Cover

Monday, October 31, 2011

Daredevil #8 Cover. 2011. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on Marvel board, 11 × 17.25″.

I don't think I posted this one yet. It was released into the wild in the midst of the New York Comic Con, which was, to say the least, a busy week. If you haven't heard yet, issue 8 will be part of a two-issue crossover with Amazing Spider-Man. I'm providing the cover, with Kano on interior duties. I'll be back for issues 9 and 10. By then, it'll already be 2012.

1: Digital color study  2: Digital composite  3: Pencils  4: Inks over cyan print

The second image is the digital composite, a stage in which everything is refined, from perspective to composition to anatomy. It's color-coded to help make sense of all the overlapping elements. This image is then printed onto board, providing a faint foundation for the subsequent stage (you can barely see the grid underneath the pencil scan). The other advantage of color-coding is that no erasing is required; Photoshop can easily remove everything but the graphite.


  1. nice! this has, to me, a kind of ying yang feel going on. i really like it.

  2. Aha! Brilliant! Why did it take 50 years for someone to think of this? Awesome as always.

  3. I agree with tysiu, man! this is great!

  4. I'm already calling it best cover of 2012.

    I try to act cooler but I'm in awe of your artwork. Thank you so much!


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