Here is a making of the cover I did for the new seriesThe United States of murder Incorporated from my dear friends @BRIANMBENDIS and oeming
coming next month from Marvel/ icon
Pencil lines, cutting, collaging… tinkering.
I started with the hair when Brian sent me Oeming’s character designs…
Figure based on a pose of Raylin who modeled for me.
I went with the idea of the composition being that of the Statue of Liberty.
But with gun hand instead of torch.
Being that the story is about an alternate version of the US in which the Mob won the war on crime.
And for that reason, the green is made of currency. This is also to build on the currency motif Brian made of his initial tease of the image for this series with a drawing on money.
I went with the gun finger smoking instead of an actual gun. I figured it was more subtle and metaphorical that way.
Cut papers make the liberty crown radiating from the head and act as a composition design element.
More art and making of here in my albums:
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AND OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!
THE UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC
ALL NEW crime comics co created by Bendis and Oeming, co creators of the eisner award willing POWERS!
all the details are right here…
MARVEL/ ICON THIS MAY!
we are so stoked. been working on this for YEARS!!
check out these sick variants by David Mack and David Marquez
to my pals who are always asking for me to bandwidth up their stuff, now it is time to pay it forward :) spread the word. and preorder!!
look for exclusive content and announcements for both the print and digital editions as we get closer to our mid May launch date.
United States of Murder Inc! last week to order!