As some of you have already seen on MySpace, Marvel is celebrating President's Day this year with a couple of digital comics featuring some familiar faces. As part of the festivities, they asked me to contribute a cover for "Gettysburg Distress," a 6-page free digital comic debuting today, written by Matt Fraction with art by Andy MacDonald.
Since I digitally colored the artwork, I gave Marvel a couple options for the background color. They also wanted me to give Cap eyes, so I did that in Photoshop.
The original is in ink on Marvel board. I ended up shrinking Lincoln's hand and altering his nose using Photoshop's liquify filter, a quick fix for any wonktastic drawing.
And finally, this is the 4" x 6" sketch that started the process. Simple and direct is usually the way to go. Happy President's Day!
Also, a big thank you goes out to my my girlfriend, who got me my favorite chocolate for Valentine's Day.