|ELEKTRA #22 Well, this is the
last issue of Elektra for me. I have illustrated almost 30 images of Marvel's
sexy assassin and she is definitely the character closest to my
heart. I have gained a lot of notoriety as a result of my work on
these covers and my thanks go out to everyone who has supported me on the
series. I'm most happy about the progression of Elektra's character
shown in these covers.... When we first started the book, I was
concerned mostly with making an impression of the most lovely Elektra anyone had
yet seen! I think issues 1 - 6 really stand out as great iconic hero shots
of her. But then as the stories progressed, things got a lot darker and
somewhere between covers # 9 and 10, Elektra's life hit the
skids and she becomes a very sad and depressing character. I was able to
paint some images of her that were unusually personal in this period.
Finally, she gets back up on her feet, finds a new Sensei, and refocuses herself to become a better
person. This cover is the end result....Elektra in her ceremonial white silk
outfit, victorious and perfect! She has achieved a state of clear.