3/6/09

Supergirl 42


Here is the cover for Supergirl 42. Supergirl is heading to the pink energy-domed city of Kandor. The logo and other trade dress will obscure a fair amount of Supergirl on the published comic, which was my intention.

I made several complete planets in separate files before combining a few to create the small portion seen here. Now I have plenty of extra planets should I need them.

Joshua

19 comments:

Massacremike said...

Holy wow!!!!

That looks INCREDIBLE!

Scott Forbes said...

The angle really helps play up the sense of urgency in the cover. Great work as always!

Scott

Mimi Cortazar said...

Very Cool! great perspektiv,i like the color! :)

Anj said...

Great cover as usual.

What was behind the thought of obscuring her with the title piece?

Roberto Zaghi said...

It's hard to imagine a composition so simple and so hard to draw at the same time... great cover!

Amilcar Pinna said...

Really gerat!!!

I enjoy the way that you do the special efects!!

Keep up the good work^^


Amilcar

Dominic Bugatto said...

Nicely done.

Joshua Middleton said...

Thanks for the nice comments, everybody.

Anj, it wasn't so much that obscuring her was my intention, it was just that I knew that she would be obscured. Sometimes, when I post these images without trade dress, the final published cover can look like a lot of art is being covered up. Cover artists always have to be aware of how much room the logo, issue number, upc symbol, etc. will take up so they can plan accordingly. In some cases, you end up drawing stuff that will be obscured simply because something has to be behind the logo. In this case, I had to keep in mind that Supergirl would have to be overlapped by the logo, so I composed my image accordingly.

Thanks again,

Joshua

Anj said...

Thanks for the clarification. I misread your post that it was your intention to cover her with the logo.

Must have been tough to get the right angle/perspective with Kara flying in from top and knowing the logo would be there.

pablo pablo said...

Simply great!!!

lionjuice said...

did you try showing her cape and back of her head and arms point towards the domed city at the bottom center or coming from one of the bottom corners?

Khanh said...

Impressed as always...

This has problem been requested to death but, please do more interior art!! Waiting month to month to only see your cover art is not enough I say.

Joe Romano 2 said...

Josh, increadible stuff. I recently came accross your site, and I was blown away. Simply amazing

Angilram said...

Well, you ARE a talented artist. The movement, the pers and the planet look really good!
BTW, it's been a long time, タマさんによろしく!懐かしいなぁ。。。

laoguy said...

This is just beautiful. I love the angle of it. Is it just me? Does this remind anyone of Star Wars opening scene with the Star Destroyer coming on the screen for the first time?

anima-base said...

Amazing supergirl cover..
color is really fantastic..

Juggling Jason said...

I buy some of the supergirl comics just for your covers sometimes. Don't even read it. Someday I'll buy a house, have a rec room and a wall of my fav comics covers. Super 36 will go up on that wall.

Viska! said...

Amazing!!!

Dismas said...

Great job!