MY ROLE: Graphic Designer / Fanboy / Wannabe X-Wing Pilot
Before the highly-anticipated final episode Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hit theaters, eBay released limited copies of what would be the last comic in the series, Star Wars #75, with an exclusive variant cover designed by artist R.B Silva.
eBay held an open competition for an exclusive rear-cover designs, meant to pair with the unique front cover. Lucasfilm and Marvel considered numerous designs, but ended up choosing mine for the limited-edition release.
“When we heard that Marvel's current Star Wars comic book series would be drawing to a conclusion with issue #75, we jumped at the chance to bring an exclusive cover variant to eBay. We're grateful to comic artist R.B. Silva, who totally crushed it with his cover art,” said Conan Saunders, VP of Mycomicshop. “With a few more weeks until Rise of Skywalker hits theaters, some good Star Wars comic reading is just what the protocol droid ordered. You can find all your Star Wars comic collecting needs, including this awesome variant, in the MyComicShop eBay store."
The comic was available in limited quantities (1000 copies) only on eBay, and sold out early in 2020.
My design was intentionally subtle — trying to be colorful and retro, but avoiding outshining the amazing depth of the alternate front-cover. I was really pleased with this outcome, as it seems to have resonated with fans and Lucasfilm alike.