Holly Hobbie Meets the Thing

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 23, 2008 in Comic Books |

Fantastic Four: True Story - illustrator Horacio Dominguez

I was looking through the Marvel offerings for August 27th and come across the above detail from the cover of Fantastic Four: True Story. The first thing that hit me about this cover that I liked is that the coloring technique looks so much different than everything else out there. It looks like illustrator Horacio Dominguez is using some combo of water colors and colored pencils which really allow the drawing to pop out in a way at a saturated Photoshop glob job would hide. The other thing I like is the subject matter: There’s the stark contrast of the Victorian ladies standing in front of the Thing beating up creepy looking monsters:

Fantastic Four: True Story - illustrator Horacio Dominguez

The total effect is very surrealistic and striking at the same time. Sadly the interior of the book doesn’t quite measure up to the cover in any way — but that’s a rant for another day…

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