Man it's pouring out- it's like END OF DAYS here! Thunder, lightning, and hail are not exactly common in the Bay Area, but it's kinda cool, nice change.
Here are some of the comps for the cover of issue #9. I really wanted to use the patterning of the robes to create cool shapes and rhythm. Here were my two favorites for this round-
I thought both would make pretty good covers but it was the second one that won over Marc and James. The finished version stayed pretty faithful to the comp- I added a suggestion of steps and the cross to help give a little context and push the action a bit. It was one of my favorites when it was all inked up and finished.