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Comics 101 for 10/05/2006
Spike Vs. Dracula #3 and #4 Covers - Rough Sketch, Finished Pencil Art, In Progress and Final Color Art

Spike Vs. Dracula #4 Cover Spike Vs. Dracula #3 Cover
Hey, everybody! For all of this month and just in time for Halloween, Comics 101 will be featuring articles of the more macabre variety as we focus on the theme of 'horror' (one of my favorite genres of comics and film). So here each week in October, sink your plastic fangs into a horror flavored Comics 101 feature!
Here's a look at my process of creating the cover art for IDW Publishing's Spike Vs. Dracula #3 and Spike Vs. Dracula #4 (written by Peter David) from my rough sketches, pencil art, color art in progress to the final covers.

Have a look below.

Cover #3 Rough Sketch
Spike Vs. Dracula 3 Rough Cover

Cover #3 Final Pencils
Spike Vs. Dracula 3 Cover Pencils

Cover #3 Color In Progress
Spike Vs. Dracula 3 Cover Pencils

Cover #3 Final Cover
Spike Vs. Dracula 3 Cover Final

Cover #4 Rough Sketch
Spike Vs. Dracula 4 Rough Cover

Cover #4 Final Pencils
Spike Vs. Dracula 4 Cover Pencils

Cover #4 Color In Progress
Spike Vs. Dracula 4 Cover Pencils

Cover #4 Final Cover
Spike Vs. Dracula 4 Cover Final

The Spike vs. Dracula Trade Paperback is in stores *right now* so if you like what you've seen here please pick up one. You can also order one online right here.

In the meantime, feel free to check out more of my comic book art from this series in my Spike Vs. Dracula gallery.

I hope you enjoyed this look behind the scenes of creating cover art for these comic books. I'll see you next week for another Comics 101 Halloween feature!

-Joe

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