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DC Comics is wrapping its September issues in 3D covers -- no glasses needed. Here's how they built those creepy covers.
Jay Fabok sketches the cover he wants to draw, noting which elements should "move" in the final product.
Then Fabok fills in the detail, from pencil to ink to color, on each element. Here's the character layer for the Joker.
The next layer, which doesn't move much, is the trussed-up hero in the background.
The setting layer also doesn't contain much motion, but it's important so the characters don't appear to be floating in the ether.
While some villains might shoot lasers from their eyes, and the lenticular covers depict that, the Joker's "power layer" is his laugh.
This flattened version of the final art shows it all on one layer. Read the story to see an animated GIF of the Joker cover, and a video showing how the comics look when held in your hand.