Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Magdalena #1 Variant Cover for Albany Comic Con

Maybe it's because I've been so busy with work over the past month or so but I've only recently discovered the new blog - Messages from Marz - from one of my favourite writers Ron Marz.

Having launched towards the end of February the site will feature news about current and upcoming projects, titles like Witchblade and Magdalena as well as creator-owned work such as Samurai: Heaven and Earth, previews of artwork from these books, tips on writing ...

This week Mr Marz has posted a picture of the Albany Comic Con exclusive variant cover for Magdalena #1 along with a really interesting story about how Saumin Patel landed the role of colouring Matt Smith and Terry Austin's pencils and inks. Reading back further we also get a detailed look into the production process for the cover including a variety of 'thumbs', a series of Matt Dow Smith's pencils through to Terry Austin's inks - again, very interesting.

(click on the image to enlarge)

I really like this cover - it reminds me a lot of some of the great Daredevil covers of past years with its religious iconography, the dark and brooding city skyline punctuated with flashes of red: very nice.

Albany Comic Con
Holiday Inn, Wolf Road
Sunday 25 April 2010
10am to 4pm

Messages from Marz
Albany Comic Con


Lan Pitts said...

Aside from the Zatanna ongoing and Artifacts, this is one book I am eagerly awaiting.