A few years ago, Brazilian artist, Rafael Grampá elusively arrived on the American comics scene. And before you knew it, Mesmo Delivery, his graphic novel was published by Dark Horse, and he won an Eisner award for Best Anthology along with Gabriel Bá, Becky Cloonan, Vasilis Lolos and Fábio Moon for their book entitled 5.
His mesmerizing fine-line illustrative style is a beautiful sight to behold— influences of European comics and American undergrounds, resulting in a unique look that is all his own. We were lucky at Vertigo to get him for a HELLBLAZER story in issue #250 with Brian Azzarello, and for a few covers. But we were even luckier to get him as cover artist for the new monthly series DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD.
Here's a look at Grampa's sketches, pencils and inks for the first three covers. What a treat it is to see the creative process of this awesomely talented artist at work!