Seeing how much you all loved my step-by-step Owl intro (slight sarcasm there :)
Here’s a step by step of how I designed the Swordsman intro page...
Again another character who’s not in that many comics with good big images to choose from (that’s why we commissioned a fresh cover), so some jiggery-pockery was needed to produce a page 2 (in my mind the second most important image needed after the cover, third being the main image on page 10 Amazing Secrets).
So I came across an old black and white pic from issue 7 of FOOM magazine (by Dave Cockrum).
Did the best I could colouring it up using my basic skills.
Then I thought “what if he was ripping through the page?”
Found this image from Essential Avengers. Perfect.
Although it took some cloning and redrawing to get a full ‘rip’ image.
Cobbled together some Swordsman related panels as the backdrop. (I also economically re-used this throughout magazine as backgrounds).
Took the word balloon from Swordy’s first appearance Avengers 19 (I also used the Kirby drawn figure on page 10-11).
Or you could let the professionals have a go...
Final Shaman cover art courtesy of Andie Tong
Final design WBN
Final design Vance Astro
Trapster Final design
Made the logo from this recent Deadpool cover. I think you'll agree it's gooey stuff.
Thanks for the forum poll and all your comments on who should be the final special.
Again I must re-iterate, EM management will make the final decision.
We haven’t come to decision yet, but we are narrowing the field down, I will reveal the final player in the game as soon as I know for sure.
Hey Stan’s a collector too!...