since i had these saved, thought you guys might like to see a step by step for this cover.
i was actually super proud with the rendering on the back, a little bummed it doesnt really show through with the tattoo on it haha. but hey, its all about the final product.
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agentbraddock asked: Are you happy to see that Psylocke and Rachel will be working alongside each other in Wood's upcoming X-Men? It would be great to see a nod to their friendship over in X-Force! :)
Yes, I’ve read X-Men #1 and it is awesome. Wood and Coipel are a great team and the character lineup kicks ass.
Land sakes we have a lot of books coming out this summer and we need to clear out space in our warehouse. Hence we are offering our biggest discount ever —75% OFF! — on a huge assortment of over 250 items.
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Uh this sale is stupid good. The LOCAS II and LUBA books alone are worth five times the price…!
Love and Rockets vol. 2 issue 2 back cover by Jaime Hernandez
If there’s ever a second volume of Love and Rockets: The Covers, this will be in it.
Photographs: Tom Hussey
This is remarkably well done, I really like it.
This is exactly how Grandma DeConnick described aging to me.
We [Fraction and his wife, Kelly Sue DeConnick] were pregnant at the time, and while I was out there I started to realize that if I had a daughter, there would come a day when I would have to apologize to her for my profession. I would have to apologize for the way it treats and speaks to women readers, and the way it treats its female characters.
I knew that if we had a daughter, because I know my wife and I know the kind of girl she wants to raise and I know the kind of girl I want to raise, she was going to look at what I did for a living and want to know how the fuck I could stomach it. How could I sell her out like that?” Fraction continued. “That conversation is still coming, and I’m bracing for it in the way that some dads brace for their daughter’s first date or boyfriend. I became acutely aware that I had sort of done that thing that lots of privileged hetero cisgendered white dudes do. ‘I’m cool with women, and that’s enough.’ It’s not enough. It’s embarrassing to say, because we somehow have attached shame to learning and evolving our opinions, culturally, but I became aware that there was a deficiency of and to women in my work, and all I could do at that moment was take care of my side of the street."
— Writer Matt Fraction on his role on expanding the profile of female characters in the Marvel Universe. (via goodmanw)