Tuesday, February 26, 2008

NASCAR Heroes - Free Comic Book Day Cover Art (UPDATED)

There seems to be an automotive theme here lately! In keeping with two of my interests, cars and comics, I've been fortunate enough to be able to combine the two in my career. Here's the latest example:



This will be the cover to the Free Comic Book Day edition of NASCAR Heroes (follow the link for info about this comic series). Design, roughs, and layout by John Gallagher, finishing inks and colors on the figures by me, and the cars were rendered by Smiley Guys Studio.

I'll post some other new art soon, maybe even some non-automotive stuff! ;-) Also, more info soon on this year's Free Comic Book Day event. Watch this space! Thanks for keeping up with my work!

***UPDATE!***
I just received my copies of NASCAR Heroes #3, the issue that features the pencil art of the cars in the previous post. It's now out in stores, and you can get your copy by going to your local comic shop! If you're not sure where that is, click here: Comic Shop Locator. Oh, and one thing I forgot to mention about those illustrations: I drew them in pencil (an "F" pencil, if you're curious), and colorized them digitally in Adobe Photoshop. Here's an example of what the original pencils look like:



And just for fun, here's a preview of the page as it appears in the comic:



I hope you'll pick up both comics. I can tell you, from my copies of issue #3, the quality of the printing is excellent, and I'm really proud of the work. Thanks!

Best,
Rich

6 comments:

emilio said...

Het Rich-
Great looking cover.
Then again, you rock @ drawing cars.

I'll definitely keep an eye out for that issue.

Rich Faber said...

Hi Emilio,

Thanks for the nice words, and the support. I do have to reiterate, however, that I didn't draw the cars on this cover. Smiley Guys Studio rendered them. They're based off of 3D models that they constructed, from what I understand.

Thanks again for the feedback!

Best,
Rich

Will said...

Great cars and love the homage to Speed Racer.

Rich Faber said...

Thanks, Will! I just posted a link to your blog in my sidebar. Thanks for the link on yours too!

Best,
Rich

Matt Wieringo said...

Rich, those cars are beautiful! Great work!

Rich Faber said...

Hey Matt, thanks! Glad you stopped by!

Best,
Rich