Thursday, June 06, 2013

Stickleback: Number of the Beast at 2000AD Covers Uncovered

2000AD Prog 1835, the cover for the final episode of Stickleback: Number of the Beast.
Stickleback copyright Rebellion Developments Ltd/2000AD.
Stickleback Number of the Beast created by Ian Edginton and Me.

So, we come to the final curtain for this series of Stickleback - after such a long time away, I'm glad to see him back and set up for more adventures. Stickleback remains close to my heart - aside from the joy of working with me old mucker Ian Edginton, Stickleback is the first character I've helped create where we've got to go back and tell the continuing adventures. He represents a change of gear in my career.

To celebrate this landmark, I've got together with Pete Wells at 2000AD Covers Uncovered to put together a mammoth 3-part video post on the creation of this week's cover from first roughs to last TIFF file. It's packed with hints, tips and as much process porn as a body could want! Part one is up now!

Left: the original version of the cover with a white background.

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