Friday, 30 November 2012

Hi chaps, as you know we are no longer working on any new figurines (I think we're waiting for final photography of Hela and Deathbird), so very little to preview for you guys. Here's some designs I've been working on this week.

My working design for the final issue. Nice bit of Art Adams.

Struggling to come up with a good Deathbird cover (these are very rough ideas so ignore wrong issue number and quality etc), the Jim Lee X-Men version seems to best, although she's in a different costume to the figurine (would have to get an artist to clone out the word balloons and re-colour).
The other one has Vulcan in it, so I'm not too keen on that either. Any views welcome!

Design for the Skurge box sleeve.

That's all for now.

PS been reading some of your replies and I'm not in management or marketing (I just do the figurines and magazines -  the fun stuff!), so I have nothing knowledgable to add to your comments and ideas about extending the collection. As far as I know issue 200 and Skurge will be the last CMFC issues and very little can be done to change that. Who knows in future they may relaunch the collection.


Friday, 16 November 2012

Movember's star guest is....


cover and turnarounds...

Alan Cowsill (original CMFC editor) now freelance editor (who does the specials out of house) came in earlier this week and we both went through our library of comics hunting down his appearances. Worryingly he's not got a great presence in comics (about 75 official appearances, although over half of those are pretty awful one panel flashbacks etc.). So good luck to Gary Gilbert the designer of this special (he's a legend so I'm not worried really).

This cover image was THE only hi-res image of him on Marvel's official art database, which luckily works really well as the cover (I think we'll also use it as one side of the poster).

Anyway, here are the full turnaround shots from our photographer Simon Anning...

A nice one for the specials to end on (what with Hela being the last regular).

Working covers for #197 and #198 (getting nearer to the end!)

 This is from issue 3 of his series by Rick Leonardi, I'm hoping to get it re-coloured so it will look a lot slicker in the final version.

 One of Jim Cheung's many amazing Young Avengers covers, I have (cleverly) knocked back the rest of the gang so as to highlight monsieur Wiccan.

All the best for now. I will return asap – with hopefully some more fascinating insights into the final days of the CMFC.