1. These are my initial (very rough) ideas for the cover. The art director wanted a superhero-themed cover/issue, which played to my strengths as an über-nerd. Number five is what would make the final cut, but I was asked to flesh out four, five, and six.

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2. The finalists in more detail. Number three was a better idea in theory than in execution, in my opinion. Number two showed the city of Chico itself, so it was the strongest one.

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3. I was asked to put several landmarks from Chico into the city background, which I roughed out here.

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4. This is the beginning of the final with all the elements sketched in.

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5. Final inked version.

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6. Final colored version. I was asked to leave room up top for layout purposes.

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7. The final published cover.

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