Thumbnails, graphite on bond, 8.5 x 11".>
Sketch, graphite on bond, 5.5 x 8.5".>
Drawing, charcoal, acrylic, colored pencil on Rives BFK, 20 x 30".>
Finish, Photoshop CS2, 7 x 10.5" @ 500 dpi.
I can't say much about this cover -- I was sworn to secrecy. But I can mention that this is a milestone for me and the book. I'd like to congratulate Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Todd Klein, Shelly Bond, and everyone else who has worked on Fables for reaching this point. I look forward to seeing the next milestone ahead.
This will be the last cover to appear in the Fables cover collection, which will represent 7 years of work and progress in a tidy 208 pages. 75 covers + 11 wraparound covers. Look for it next November. . .