Here’s a look at the cover for Atomika #8 by our own, Claudio Castellini. “Besides being among the greatest cover artists on the planet, Claudio is a good friend,” said Sal Abbinanti, Mercury Comics’ Creative Director and creator of Atomika. ” To see this cover come from the early sketches and thumbnails to the final was, for me, exciting to watch. It’s really not often you get to see the thinking process behind an artist like Claudio. I think the cover speaks for itself.”
Claudio Castellini entered the world of comics in 1986 by winning the first prize at the ninth International Convention of Prato. Quickly after that he joined the staff of ‘Dylan Dog’. Castellini was influenced by Marvel illustrators like John Buscema and Neal Adams. After a series of covers, Castellini realized the graphic novel of ‘Silver Surfer’. Claudio Castellini also illustrated a number of copies of ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ and ‘Conan the Barbarian’ as well as being featured on covers by nearly every major comic publisher.