Sunday, August 15, 2010
Entry 98: S.H.I.E.L.D. Extras
This next group of illustrations were for the variant cover of issue 2.
The things that I was trying to depict in these illustrations are: Mutants, The X-Men, Mutant persecution, The Fantastic Four, Cival War, The return of Captain America, The Scrull invasion, and the birth of the mutant messiah.
In each of the Shield issues Jonathan Hickman has put in 2 extra pages of supplemental material. In issue 1 it was about the Human machine, stuff that will become more and more important in this series. In issue 3 it was the correspondence between Galileo and the pope, and in issue 2 it was an extra scene. Jonathan asked me if I could do a quick sketch of Da Vinci and Leonid walking down these stairs. I said sure, but ultimately I wanted to do something a little more than just a sketch. The way that Jonathan took this piece and made it work in his layout was great. With these extra pages of his he gets to remind us that he's a kick ass graphic designer as well as a kick ass writer.
Here's something from issue 3
I knew the ultimate equation that Newton needed to arrive at so I tried to make it seem like the equations were really leading to that ultimate equation. As I worked on it, it started to actually feel like I was solving some problem, and when I reached the end I felt like I had my answer. I guess the experience wasn't to different from creating a page.
And here's the last thing I'll post: The uncensored Newton Deviant sex scene.
I actually made the changes myself. I thought it would be better to do it myself than leave it up to someone ells. I'm not trying to rock the boat or make some kind of stand against censorship. I can make compromises and be a team player. That doesn't mean that I like it.