variant color covers gallery
Prior to being printed the coloring of covers can go thru various stages.  I've included in this
gallery color guides, variant, unseen proofs as well as the printed color jobs without the copy
obscuring the images.  In most cases I inked the work shown but, in some case, I included others
work for your viewing pleasure (I'd hate to just delete those files! As it is, many have been lost).
In THOSE cases I'll list the ink artist (as well as the colorist). CLICK IMAGES FOR A CLOSE-UP.
ALL PENCILS(-24):SAL VELLUTO.
BP # 21&22
diptych 
cover
Ink:Geiger
Colors: 
Sotomayer

PRINTED-
5TH 
VERSION
BP # 13&14
Inks:Velluto
Colors: 
Atomic
Paintbrush

PRINTED
BP # 23-27
Art: 24-Chriscross
Velluto inks: 25
Colors: 24-Sotomayer,
25-McNabb(solicitation)
others-Tom Smith

PRINTED- SINGLE
OR LAST VERSIONS
EXCEPT 25
BP # 28-31
Velluto inks:
all but 31
Colors: Smith

PRINTED- 
SINGLE OR
LAST VERSIONS
bp 26 prelims
BP # 32
Colors:Marvel Bullpen,
colored from our
suggestions(image
#1-Sal's sample done
in Photoshop)

PRINTED-LAST
VERSION
BP # 33
Colors: T. Smith
1st-Sal's guide
2nd-a Tom proof
3rd- Sal's 
suggested
revisions (which
were adjusted for
the unshown
printed version).
BP # 34 & 35
Colors:Tom Chu

34-PRINTED
35-FINAL 
PROOF 
BEFORE 
UNSHOWN
PRINTED 
VERSION
BP # 36 & 37
Colors: Tom Chu
36- cover 
backdrop
composed by 
Sal Velluto

PRINTED
view covers only
BP # 41-44, 45, 49
Velluto inks: 44
Colors: T. Chu-
41, 42, 44 & 45
T. Smith- 43
Jose Villarubia-
49
ALL PRINTED
EXCEPT 43. 45
FINAL PROOF
BP # 38
UNPUBLISHED-
Sal's conceptual
design...alas,
another artist
had been hired.
You can hire Tom Smith for color art commissions by clicking here!
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