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Top 10 Mike Mignola Covers

Best known as the creator of Hellboy, Mike Mignola got his start as an inker at Marvel Comics.  Soon he was creating memorable covers for numerous titles (many you’ll see below!) before his first real break-out hit, Cosmic Odyssey from DC Comics in 1988. Here are (in my opinion) his 10 best comic book covers.  As always I’ve included images of the original art when I could.

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Digital Comic Sales–Can’t Buy The Numbers

Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. All pictures copyright their respective owners. I’m neck-deep in storyboards for the next couple weeks, so the next few columns will be short. Appropriate for any discussion of a new year is new formats. Comics are no stranger to this, as there are not only Web comics and Kindle comic editions that have been available for years, but the iPad and even iPhone are also allowing users to get their monthly…

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How Eric W. Meador tackles a commission

I usually sit for a while and daydream about the project.  I move the figures around in my head and figure out logistics and spacial dynamics and composition.  One of the main things I wanted to convey is Spidey multitasking the six.  I did a rough of the figures.  This doesn’t really show how I want the figures to look, it just shows the positioning.

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Genial, Gentle, Generous and Just Great Gene Colan

This is one of those posts I knew I was going to write but never wanted to think about. Unless you live under a rock, or you only read my blog and no one else’s (bless you), you know that Gene Colan, one of the greatest storytellers and comic book artists in American history, if not world history, finally gave in and accepted God’s personal invitation to join the other greatest artists in that sublime…

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Captain America

Captain America (my favorite character), Nick Fury, and the Red Skull, 11×14 vellum bristol board, white ink, colored pencils, copic markers, and inkwash.  The color theory’s pretty straightforward here, red, blue and yellow, with the yellows moving towards browns and oranges. This helps pull out the various blues to help the foreground pop a bit against the busy, though monochrome, background. The composition is also not very complex, with each foreground character in an “S”

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The Matt Murdock Chronicles

A guy is reading and posting a review of each and every issue of Daredevil. The Matt Murdock Chronicles His reviews focus on the writing, but he does comment on the art and artists as well.  He always includes some great scans of panels from every issue.   I decided I’d start at the beginning of his blog and “read along” the entire run of the Daredevil series.

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Sketchbook 2009-2010 drawings

Well, the good news (for me) is that my sketchbook has sold out!   They were limited to only 30 copies, and included a sketch of your choosing on the back.  Since I have only 2 more to do, I thought I would go ahead and post some of the sketches that I was actually able to get a scan of. They’re each only a couple of inches across, and are primarily pen & ink,…

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