Wednesday, June 6, 2012

comicgate #7: "wenn die welt untergeht - die comics und das ende"

"when the world comes to an end"... i am so glad to announce the finished cover art for the seventh "comicgate" print edition (lettering wasn't me). here i've got some early sketches for you, astronauts, ufos, exploding earths, giant cockroaches and even bigger atomic clouds. the idea for the final version was simple: what if it's true and the world will end in 2012 - even if it is exposed as false and just another scare story, what if it'll happen just in time... took a while to finish! yeah, skeletons are detailed and yeah, it was kinda hard to get the right look for them: not to clean, but also not overlayed with too much flesh and clothes. how to give them enough expressions without offering a mouth or eyebrows, what's the best compromise between too much hair and pure baldness. i wanted to catch that moment of the unstoppable strike that hit humanity in the blink of an eye, but also get the impression of an old group photo. i hope i managed to accomplish these goals and that you like the outcome.

the seventh "comicgate" print magazine will be available first of all on the 15th "comic-salon" in erlangen, germany (premiere: june 7th - june 10th). later on it'll be also available for purchase everywhere else (i'll post the amazon-link here).
you can check out a small extract here.

be aware: i will be in erlangen from june 8th - june 9th to sign the cover and exclusive poster prints (size: a2 and a3 without the comicgate-logo), you can find me on stage 32 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.! i'll hope to see you there. :)

love goes out to the comicgate-team - thanks again!

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