Thursday, November 02, 2006

Spectrum 14

Ths piece later came to be accepted into Spectrum14: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. 

Mystery Manor

I  started doing comic covers for a freind that started a comic publishing house called Silver Phoenix. The first series [on going I hope] is called Mystery Manor.
He actually had another guy do the drawing for the first cover and had me paint it.
The drawing was done by Scott Jackson. They at first asked me to redo the drawing, but I thought that it was kind of cool so I suggested that I simply paint it to make it look cool.
This is the drawing:

Because this is a horror type of comic I wanted to give this drawing the feel of those old Creepy magazines from when I was a kid. The comics are based on an actual place in Nebraska that is a haunted house during Halloween so I couldn't really change the building design. This is what I came up with:

At the top of this post is the final cover. I actually liked the one with out the ghosts a bit more but the client really liked them so I let him chose. He liked both and put the one with the ghosts on the front cover and the one with out them on the back. Hope you like...