The Silver Surfer by John Buscema

December 29, 2015|In General

I ran across a really grotty copy of the late John Buscema’s pencils for this page from The Silver Surfer v3 No. 110. Detailed below are the steps from inks to layout to turn it into a cover.

Silver Surfer by John Busema

As published, with inks by Geof Isherwood

Silver Surfer by John Busema

Scan of a grotty photocopy of Buscema’s pencils found on the web

Silver Surfer by John Busema

Pumped up the contrast, straightened up the edges and removed as much distortion as possible; printed off as bluelines onto bristol

Pencils by Scott Dutton

Worked up the pencils to get the feel for Buscema’s work

Inks by Scott Dutton


Colour by Scott Dutton


Comic cover design and layout by Scott Dutton

Final cover with re-created trade dress added