marsha p johnson

Heroes of History for LOGOTV

For LGBTQ history month, LOGOTV hired me to create 10 comic book covers honoring LGBTQ heroes. They provided me with an amazing list of people and it was my job to create exciting illustrations of them. Some were quite easy - Harvey Milk for example. I knew I wanted him leading a crowd of people. Others proved to be quite challenging, like James Baldwin. How to convey someone who has created so many powerful novels. For that cover I wanted to showcase the power and beauty of the words as they left his typewriter.

As with everything, these covers started as pencil sketches on Bristol paper. For Harvey, I went straight to pencil, but for others I started with a red pencil. I find ideas come easier when I can draw loose with the red pencil.

After the pencil roughs were approved by LOGO, I scanned them into my ipad and then inked and colored them in Clip Studio Paint. Finally, I used Photoshop to add my finishing touches and all the text on it.

I love this project because I learned a lot and it was great to pay tribute to so many wonderful people with my art!