6/27/08

Supergirl 34


DC has just released this image, so I will share it here, too. This is the cover to Supergirl issue 34, my first cover as the new regular cover artist for the Supergirl monthly series.

The idea of having Supergirl and Silver Banshee busting out of a newspaper article came from DC (I believe the new writer, Sterling Gates, suggested it originally) and after sketching a bit, I thought it would be nice to make the cover itself the newspaper, incorporating the logo and other trade dress into the design, rather than showing a newspaper sitting on a table or something. DC liked the idea, so I set to work figuring out how to incorporate all of the text. DC was kind enough to provide me with all of the logos so that I could marry them to the drawing naturally.

In the end, placing the text was a bit of a pain, especially on the torn pieces from the reverse side of the paper. I actually cut up some newspapers to figure it out. I hope the end result is worth all of the effort. I did learn a bit more about Photoshop's text editing tools, which are more powerful than I had realized.

Fans of the series with a careful eye may be able to piece together some story "Easter eggs" in the various headlines.

I am already working on the next one, which might also incorporate the logo into the art in an interesting way. I'm going to try to keep it interesting every month.

Thanks for stopping by,

Joshua

23 comments:

Gabriele Pennacchioli said...

Beautiful cover!
Colors and shading are excellent.
Bravo

Shelly said...

Awesome cover. I love the newspaper as the entire cover. It really makes this stand out.

meefoonay said...

that's my favorite cover that you've done in a long time!! awesome. estlin

Scott Forbes said...

This is awesome Josh!
Reminds me a little of Wendling's work in terms of the ink quality, which is definitely not a bad thing ;-) . the colors on this piece are superb!
Glad to see you as a regular cover artist again, I'll pop this up on the site later tonight.
Scott

Jason Truong said...

That is awesome! It's been a while since I bought a comic strictly for the cover, but it looks like I will be for this. Glad to see Sterling Gates getting more work.

Guillermo P. Mogorrón said...

Nice one, mr. Middleton..:)

Eli said...

Great cover, very distinctive!

Dan said...

That is one fantastic cover!

The better news is that this means we'll be seeing more of your covers on a monthly basis now!

Great success!

JEREMY ROCK said...

Nicely done. I look forward to seeing what you do with the next one.

Carlos said...

Your already do it! It's always very interesting.

This one's beautiful!!

Keep creating!

Tanja said...

Very nice! I, too, look forward to seeing your next ones.

Tirso Cons said...

Great Cover and idea. :-O
Congrats!

t.

Edinaldo de Oliveira said...

Ola, joshua meu nome é EDINALDO moro no Brasil resido na cidade de Londrina- Paraná, sou pobre mas isto não deixou se vencido pelo cansaço comprei alguns revista de ensinar a desenhar, hoje eu desenho mais ou menos bem adoro o seu jeito desenhar, gosta ri de um mine curso desenhado por você ensinando a desenhar, rosto, mães, pé, mulher, homens e olhos com dez pagina eu não tenho condição de pagar um curso mas um tipo de manual me ajudaria muito bem, a este texto foi traduzido no site BUSSULA, fique com Deus.


Translation: Hello, my name is Joshua, EDINALDO live in Brazil live in the city of Londrina, Parana, I am poor but this has not been won by tiredness bought some magazine to teach drawing, today I design more or less well love your way draw , Laughs like a mine course designed by teaching you to draw, face, mothers, walking, women, men and eyes with ten page condition I do not have to pay a course but a kind of manual help me very well, this text was BUSSULA translated on the site, be with God.

EL GRANDE said...

Brilliant!!!

arnie said...

your proces is amazing. it's like watching child growing up. you've taken some small steps, and before you know it, your hard work has blessed with this. keep sharin' Josh...

peace out

Albert Gilfried said...

so you draw in a japanese influenced style? does that mean its better than other comics?

Aleta Vidal said...

love this one! I love how you draw supergirl. cheers!

Keith said...

Wow, congrats! Looks fantastic.

dustin said...

Hey, love that picture. I'm a huge Supergirl fan and just managed to stumble on this blog. are you going to be doing the interiors as well? I love the way you draw Kara, the pic you did of her flying with the birds is my desktop image.

can't wait to see more of your supergirl art!

Eric Orchard said...

This is one of my favorite images by you so far. I love way the bodies entwine, a really beautiful image. You are so good.

Riaka said...

Geniaal! I like your work, it's fantastic... o_o

Yaxin said...

great job
congratulations ^____________^

Andi Ewington said...

top stuff!