Wouldn’t That Make a Great Cover!?
I thought it might be fun to look on the internet and find some art that would make cool covers. There’s so much awesome art out there that will probably never be used for a cover, which is really unfortunate. For this first go around I thought it would be nice to start with some established artist. In the future, I’m really going to comb the internet to dig up some gems by artists that are essentially unknown by comic fans.
As many of you may or may not know, I’m a big fan of the
An artist that I’ve always been a huge fan of who’s not a household name yet is Eric Canete. I’m a big fan of stylized art for many reasons, one being that if you’re good enough at what you do, it’ll be hard to impersonate. Moreover, you don’t need to sign the work because it will be instantly recognizable who responsible for it. Eric Canete is one of those artists whose work needs no signature because his style is just so distinct.
With Magik about to make her big screen debut in Marvel’s a Nightmare on New Mutants Street next year, how could I not slap an X-Men logo on this beautiful Eric Canete illustration of Magik, just to see. I also couldn’t help but show some love to DC too by adding the Mister Miracle logo to this incredible Canete illustration of Big Barda.
The last one today is another Black Cat, this time by artist Mark Beachum. Beachum is hands down one of my all-time favorite artist. Mark Beachum has worked for both Marvel and DC once upon a time, he has since parted ways. He’s also worked for Image and a host of indy comic publishers over his career. Regardless, Beachum continues to paint characters and his finished pieces sell for real money. He definitely has a following of loyal patrons who have been fans for as long as I have, if not longer. It seemed inappropriate to not include at least one of his phenomenal paintings to kick this off.
Till Next Week!
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