I received my comps for the first issue of Marceline and the Scream Queens today, so I thought I’d post my process (as it were) for doing the A cover lineart!
That ridiculous thumb was the first and my favoritest idea I had for the cover. Luckily, Shannon liked it too. So there it is: thumb -> sketch -> lineart (I left the fx and clouds on separate layers to hopefully make things easier for Lisa) -> awesome colors by the amazing Lisa Moore!
Maybe the coolest thing about doing the covers is I get complimentary copies of the comic before it hits the stands, and I get to tell you guys how awesome it is! Guys: it’s awesome. I love Meredith Gran’s work and I can’t wait to see where she takes Marceline and Princess Bubblegum next. Jen Wang’s short comic is great and plucked at my heartstrings (oh geez that pun wasn’t intentional but I guess I’ll leave it in anyway).
Definitely check it out when it hits stands July 25—OOPS, July 11! (Wiki, you done me wrong…) Or if you’re going to SDCC next weekend, you’ll be able to pick it up there.