Simply put, Sketch covers are designed so that the artist (or any artist for that matter) can draw or paint a unique, personalized cover on each copy. Sketch covers are actually printed on Strathmore 400 Series Bristol –the same stock as our pre-lined art boards. The bristol cover allows the artist to pencil — and even ink — on the cover exactly as they would on an art board. It IS an art board, after all.
When designing your sketch cover please keep in mind that the best sketch covers will be — like the one you see here — mostly blank and designed to take advantage of the paper stock, giving the artist plenty of room to create.
Sketch covers are now available as a cover option on all saddle-stitched (folded and stapled) comics. With convention season upon us these are a great premium item to have at your table!