I think this is going to be one people either fucking love or fucking hate.
This cover is for a storyline takes place in Bangladesh. It covers how Cobra recruits it's soldiers from impoverished nations. My editor asked me to do something along the lines of a propaganda poster. The WW2 type of posters have been done to death so I wanted to find something different. I remembered seeing a book on Propaganda art of China and I did some research. What struck me was the creepy happiness of the art. It's all designed to show how wonderful life in China is. There's a variety of styles to the art, but it all shares a bright color palette. I thought that might be a interesting take on Cobra, and how they recruit soldiers, followers. I really have to thank my editor, Carlos Guzman for trusting me to do this. When you have an editor that gives you room to try things out of your wheelhouse you really have to appreciate that level of confidence and faith.
So, about this image. The flowers in the background are all native to Bangaladesh. The writing at the bottom translates loosely to "PRAISE TO COBRA" in Bengali. This was one of the more difficult covers I've done. I wanted it to look crudely painted, but not badly painted. I must have at least 20 different versions of the kid's faces.
By the way this cover is why I made this: [link]