Paolo Rivera Shows Off The Process Behind His Stunning Guardians Of The Galaxy Covers

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guardians bannerSince leaving regular art duties for Daredevil, Eisner winning artist Paolo Rivera has been working on his own projects and providing some of the most amazing covers for comics from a variety of publishers. Some of his most recent work include some pulp inspired Guardians of the Galaxy covers for the Brian Bendis series. Today Rivera posted all of his Guardians covers on his fantastic blog, The Self-Absorbing Man. He also gave a little insight into one particular cover’s creation.

Rivera posted the following about his Guardians of the Galaxy knowledge and what made him take on the gig:

I didn’t really know who the Guardians of the Galaxy were when I was offered the first of four covers gigs. I had heard the name before and I knew that a movie was in the works, but that was about it. To be completely honest, I don’t know a lot more now, but they’re a whole lot of fun to draw — especially since I got to take inspiration from classic EC sci-fi covers by Wallace Wood, Jack Davis, and Al Feldstein. Marvel is relaunching the series with Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven at the helm — I’ll be reading it as soon as I get my comp copies!

Wally Wood was the artist I see Rivera most influenced by in these covers. I mean those suits and helmets just scream Wally Wood. Rivera posted the process that went into the cover for issue #6. Below you can see the finished cover, the inks by his father Joe Rivera, the blue-line print in pencils, pencils over the digital print, and the digital sketch. Rivera posted all of his Guardians covers and  I highly encourage you check those out. You can see them, as well as all the other great things on his blog, by You clicking here. What do you think about the pulp inspired covers?

 

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