As mentioned in the letters page of RASL #7, I have to draw the covers many months in advance in order to appear in the Diamond Preview catalog. Most of the time, I know what to put on the cover, since the plots are pretty much sketched out. But when it came time for the cover of #8, I wasn’t quite sure how far into the story I’d be; so I put out a generic cover of Rasl exchanging punches with Sal as a place holder.
Now the real cover image is ready, and it features the spooky little girl who turns up around Rasl without warning (the pencils are below).
The little girl has generated a lot of mail from readers and in RASL #8 she begins to take on a larger role in Rob’s life