All-New X-Factor #2 Cover Process
A lot of people have been asking about who’s doing what for these X-Factor covers I’m collaborating with Kris Anka on. So I made this nifty GIF to give a bit of insight into our process.
I start out reading through the script and pitching ideas to Kris and our editor, Jordan. Once we bounce around and find an idea we all like, I turn in some quick cover sketches for Marvel approval. Kris then takes my crappy sketch and turns it into something way cooler than I had imagined.
After that, I make some size adjustments, fix up Gambit’s power colors, add the background texture, throw down some white paint, and work up the rest of the design. The last part comes when I pick the cover quote.
The original plan was to have every issue with a yellow background but that got over-ruled from Marvel in favor of an alternating color scheme. So when I went back to make those changes, I made some more tweaks to the final layout again.
And there you have it. It’s been a fun collaboration and we’re doing our best to make Gambit seem cool. Enjoy.