This issue will be released July 15th and features 30+ character artists.
If you haven't guessed it yet this issue is specific to "character design" and also features a 6-8 page feature+interview with myself (Jared Nickerson).
The cover itself took about a month to finalize. Thanks to Jeremyville for the base/background, and thanks to Alan Wardle of Computer Arts for collecting and sorting the various characters.
I handled the finalization of the overall design from arrangement to smaller details to adding and balancing characters from various artists including myself.
Pickup the issue to learn full details on the making of the cover along with words from every artist involved.
I'm overall happy with the result and experience. Make sure to grab your copy July 15th or towards the end of the month in North America.