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On Friday at DC’s Young Animal panel at San Diego ComiCon, this image was released. It’s the wraparound cover for the upcoming Super Powers comic by Tom Scioli. Here’s a quote from Gerard Way and Jim Lee regarding the series:

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Here’s the process that went into making that image, starting with the inital thumbnail:

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Then comes a sketch the size of a printed comic:

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Then the sketch is tightened up via lightbox:

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Pencil tones are added. Formerly crayons were used for toning, but crayon sticks to scanner glass and is difficult to clean:

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Tones are combined with a layer of flat color:

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All the elements are combined with some digital trickery for the final image:

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