This project was pretty cool. I “wrote” and illustrated this short comic for Shafer’s Collision. The character design was already established allowing me to focus on the cover and interior work. The client intends to use these as a promotional pamphlet (the last page having an ad or coupon printed on it) and the comic is intended to be colored in by kids.
The cover was my favorite part, though. I thought it would be pretty cool to go with a retro style layout and have the art foreshadow the action within, like the classic comics of yesteryear. I did two versions, a weathered and dog-eared version meant to play up the vintage feel of the art and a “clean” version. The client preferred the clean version free of Photoshopped creases and tears which is understandable. However, I was so happy with the way it turned out I thought it would be a shame to share it here.