Day, uh, five of my countdown to NYCC - and it's an all-colour special, folks!
First up, a few colour guides for the main characters who show up in issue one. I really dig how these look - kind of like toys. I would chew off my left arm (the most rubbish of my two arms) to see these characters turned into toys. Hasbro - call me.
Secondly, another early design for Barock. I was really closing in on what I wanted here - note the slightly simian features and Goon-like shadowed eyes. Barock had to be someone who could concievably be handsome in one panel and monstrous in another.
In the end, I simplified his tunic way down, lengthened the sleeves so they had more of a sporting cut and gave him nifty little pouches on his belt to balance the design out. Knee-high boots are one of my favourite things - blame Captain Britain.
Aaaaand, finally - a panel detail from issue one. I think I mentioned this on the blog before, but in the early days of development this was going to be a black and white comic with blue tone. I coloured all of issue one and some of issue two that way. I think it looks really nice - but our kind of superhero action probably needs to be in full colour. And our wicked colourist Rachelle is doing a bang-up job, so I'm not complaining!