Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Doom Patrol #20 - the covers process

Courtesy of Matthew Clark, here's the process he took for creating the amazing cover to #20. Firstly, the rough layouts of potential covers:
There are some absolutely fantastic options there - I personally would've loved any of those covers. Any chance of a variant? 

Here's the pencilled version of the chosen cover:
The inked version:
And the final pre-coloured version, with added waves:
Many thanks to Matthew Clark, for all the fantastic work he puts into this series!


  1. Can someone explain why they're naked? And where are Neg Man's bandages?

    I guess I just don't get it.

  2. It's symbolic. They've been ousted from Oolong Island with nothing but the clothes on their back.

    Wait - not even that much.

    It represents how they're stranded, isolated, with nothing to call their own.


  3. I am now officially worried about the team. I wonder if Giffen had this planned all along (or that it was part of his "plan for year 2" mentioned a while back). I know this will sound odd, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of stability at the moment....

  4. I imagine Giffen had it planned all along. It seems a fairly natural progression now that they don't have the Chief keeping them on Oolong.

    Not much stability, sure, but it should make for some interesting reading.....


  5. I'm certain that this is a reference to an episode of Firefly called "Trash." It opens with Mal sitting naked in the middle of a desert talking to himself saying, "Yeah. That went well." Pretty sure it's also a nod to the book being canceled.