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I am a huge Dave Cockrum fan – monster fan – and even as a kid I was absolutely blown away by his design work. The alien menace he created with the Brood was great and I loved the early appearances by them – first by Cockrum and later by Paul Smith. Unfortunately, their later appearances have all been pretty much crap and retreads of those early issues, and no one has drawn them as well as Dave C. This is my attempt to try and channel the master on a quick sketch cover piece.
With the sketch covers, I generally do a very quick and loose pencil drawing and then go directly in ink to finish things off. The style is quite a bit more raw than what I’d do for finished comic or illustration pieces, but I still think these sketch covers are a lot of fun to look at. I’ll post the final piece once I get it done in the next day or so.
-Mat N., Super Genius