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SpongeBob Comics #1 Cover Art

It’s finally here! Today is the release date for the very first issue of SpongeBob Comics! I’m very proud to say that I drew and painted the cover art for this baby!
SpongeBob Giant Bongo Comics comic book Cover chasing citizens of Bikini Bottom
Here is the original pencil version…SpongeBob Giant Bongo Comics comic book Cover chasing citizens of Bikini Bottom  pencil version Here’s the inked version below:
SpongeBob Giant Bongo Comics comic book Cover chasing citizens of Bikini Bottom Inked in Adobe Illustrator …and finally the fully-painted artwork below. Completely logo-free,
but still with the crop marks and bleed lines and all that jazz.
SpongeBob Giant Bongo Comics comic book Cover chasing citizens of Bikini Bottom Full color ArtRage painted version
In the next few days I’m also gonna be posting the TON of rejected preliminary drawings from this project. There’s a lot of drawings that I really like a lot, but for one reason or another they were all passed over for the version you see above. So come back soon and check ‘em out!
Spongebob reading a comic book riding on a jellyfish And meanwhile,
I hope you’ll all go out to your
local comics shop and pick up a copy of
SpongeBob Comics #1

20 comments:

Steve said...

Fantastic Sherm! House of Secrets better have a copy!

Pile Girl said...

Wow! You have such a great sense of style and expression! Nice job!

Erik said...

Bought the issue on my way home today! Looks great

Drake Brodahl (pumml) said...

Nice one, Sherm!

Duffs said...

Your cover really makes the first issue super special, Shermy! Thanks!!!

Joe said...

Awesome paint job Sherm! Congrats on the project!

Amir Avni said...

Great work Sherm!

Yazzo said...

Whooo! Shall be picking up a copy next time I go to town in a couple days! :)
Thanks for posting a hq copy of the art too, and a big thanks for posting some of the development and concept art. Always love to see that, and can't wait to see more of it! :D

Interesting that you totally inked in SpongeBob's 'spongeholes' in Illustrator...why was that?

Harmke said...

i hope i can buy it in the Netherlands!

Girl With Chalk said...

Very nice, I can't wait to see the rejected art as well, always nice to hear from the artist's perspective on projects. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

awesome work! was that cover done using illustrator/photoshop/art rage process like the tutorial?

Sherm said...

Thanks so much everybody!

@Anonymous--yes, this was all done with the same procesws I use in the tutorials: Pencils to scans to Illustrator to Photoshop to ArtRage :)

JesseHughes said...

This is a great book, Sherm. Comics based on cartoons have ... er... not always been too great. But this'n is pure gold!

Alex said...

Looks amazing!!

Mike Nassar said...

awesome work, sherm. cover looks awesome. I love the pencils too! Thanks for sharing.

Marty Qatani said...

Great job and congrats Sherm. I'll keep an eye out on my local comic book rack !! I really need to check out Artrage...

JMack said...

WOW! now I'm not a comic book guy but I heard they made Darkwing Duck comics but ive been holding off looking for them but now that there are Spongebob comics, with AWESOME Cover Art btw, I gotta head over to my local comic store! ASAP

MJ said...

WOOT! Extremely late to the party, awesome material Sherm!

R.Dress said...

Awesome!

spongebobfan said...

i want one! where can you buy it from?