Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Super Tuesday: Crossfire
Now that Image is putting out the 452 page DNAGENTS: INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH EDITION trade paperback, here's hoping we'll also see a big collection of Mark Evanier and Dan Spiegel's Crossfire one day. Originally published by Eclipse back in the '80s, Crossfire was a really great comic. If you happen to come across any copies do yourself a favor and pick up a few. Oh, and it goes without saying that I'll be picking myself up a copy of the DNAgents trade:)
This piece had a mind of it's own! It started out as just the image of Crossfire jumping with a flat black background but i quickly realized that his arms sort of disappeared in all that ink. I decided to add the moon to make his left arm pop, but it still didn't feel quite right. Frustrated I shook up my white out pen and set to work... and half an hour later, we have buildings, lights, trees, the Hollywood sign and our hero tight-rope walking an electric line. Now I remember why I try not to use white-out!!