Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sonic the Hedgehog Cover Gallery (Part 4)

...Or, more accurately, my Sonic Universe cover gallery. While Sonic's sister-book's gorgeous cover colors are usually handled by the talented Ben Hunzeker, I've recently had the chance to cover for him. (Heheh. Get it?)

The cover to Sonic Universe #31 was actually an homage to Sonic the Hedgehog #200's anniversary cover by fan favorite Spaziante. The goal was to get as close as possible to the original style - a test that I think everyone passed with flying colors! It was really unique to emulate some one's color style so closely.
The Babylon Rogues - villains/rivals from the Sonic Riders franchise - are getting the spotlight in this story arc written by series veteran penciler Tracy Yardley! Our editor told us to really push the blur effects on this cover, which definitely gives our characters a bit more visual punch
The movie Independence Day was at the heart of this dark and suspenseful cover. I color very bright, cartoony talking animal/robot comics for kids - like a "bowl of candy," my previous editor said. So when the opportunity knocks to do something really dark and "against type," I definitely relish it.  

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