A few days ago I posted about “FALL of CTHULHU” #8, a new BOOM! Studios comic that had iconotrast and I share the art duties.
The way we worked was very simliar to the old school Marvel Comics style: Tim pencilled a rough layout of the given page (think Sal Buscema) and then it was handed over to me.
I then took it to lightbox and pencilled the basic nature of the layouts (think Jim Mooney). While staying faithful to the initial placement and flow of Tim’s layouts.
The final, “polished” version is now available at any comic book retailer. Twenty-two pages of this creepy epic AND you get to pick between two (that’s right, TWO) covers isn’t a bad deal at all.
All in all, it was a fast paced job that left little room for either one of us to shine or flex our creative muscles to their fullest, but a job is a job. In other words, as Steve Ditko recently wrote me, “Welcome to comics.”
Hope you all had a good holiday!