And here is my very first work for IDW, for the upcoming "Subscription Variant" cover to Powerpuff Girls #3, due out in November.
So weird thinking back that I was drawing fun versions of these characters on display in the Art Show of San Diego Con in the mid to late '90s just as a fan, before I started working in comics. Fast forward to now, and I'm finally doing a published cover piece.
The real star of this is colorist Jason Lewis. The drawing I turned in, I really didn't know what I wanted to do with the background. I just left the buildings in outlined silhouette, thinking it might be too busy if I tried any detailing. But Jason went in and really embellished greatness into this…adding all the windows and design features on the buildings. And just making the colors pop and sing on the page. Feels more layered (background, midground, foreground) with his great coloring choices. Huge praise to Jason! Hope to partner up again.
You can check out more of his work on his tumblr here: lewisjasonr.tumblr.com
Colors - Jason Lewis
Pencils & Inks - me!