Episodes 12-13-14 will be collectively called ‘Raken,’ and I’m about to send my idea for the cover to the artist. I got some reader feedback last month that suggested I stop featuring villains on the covers and focus more on Femarctic characters (like Suffocation’s cover).
I design my own covers (I always have–since my comics days). I start with a layout reference for the artist. My pose-dummies are from AonikaArt and the original character designs (also featured at the series bible) are by Amelie Belcher.
I give the two images above, along with a stock background (if one is required) and other little references, to the awesome Daniel Hurtado whose manga-style I enjoy as much I do his rates.
FYI – I typically pay $50-$75 for a digital-use only cover (for print can and should cost more). This cover is pretty complicated, so I saved up a little extra cash ($100) because Dan’s going to be drawing bodies, and a very defined background.