Friday, 10 July 2009

Mister Melvin's Strip!

This is part of Mister Melvin's contribution to the book. This makes me laugh every time I read it, so I can't wait for people to see the entire strip! This is most likely the final strip for the book, so I am currently working on the order of the book, then we need someone relevant to be kind enough to write us an introduction. Then off to the publishers (fingers crossed)!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

A bit of Art, and a Project Update

Hi all, this is part of Jarrett Young's final contribution to the book. The story is short, well thought out, and has that great edgy style that is Jarrett through and through.

The project has almost come together now, and I'm currently waiting on a couple of final contributions to be tweaked and sent back to me. The book layouts are almost there, and I'd imagine in two weeks we will have the book ready to approach publishers! It's been a long journey, but it isn't over just yet...

Back to work!

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Book Design Ideas

We've been messing around with a few ideas for the look of the book itself. Most of the inspiration came from the great cover designed by Aurore Damant. The font creation for the logo was designed by myself, and hopefully it all works! I felt the old logo didn't fit 100% with the quirky style of the cover. Quite often you find with design, you go back on yourself and tweak bits and pieces until you feel at least satisfied that there is cohesion and that general feeling of contentment. I'm not sure if this will be absolutely final, but I'm happy with it so far.

I'll probably re-arrange the blog a little to help people familiarize themselves with the new logo. (Two logos is not a good look..!)

Monday, 1 June 2009

Jerrome Brown's 'Writers' Block'

Here's a teaser of what graffiti-mad Jerrome put together for the book!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Heather Dixon Strip

Here are a couple of pages from Heather Dixon's contribution. I thought this was definitely one of the strongest stories in the book so far. This is the World War II based story of Helmuth Hubener.

I know I said I'd post up one final page from each strip, without letters, but it doesn't give away too much. I thought it'd be a nice teaser!

Friday, 13 March 2009

Miquel Montlló Art Work for the Book

Here's a great page by Miquel, he's a real talent. I don't really need to say any more than that! The quality of the work speaks for itself. Go and check out his blog here. More to come soon!

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Mathieu Beaulieu's 'The adventure of 2 pages'

Well, all I can say about this is it's actually really funny; sorry for being a tease! But you can check out the whole thing as soon as we're in print...

You can check out more of Mathieu's work here. Do it!

Monday, 9 February 2009

Follow this Blog, and Follow Our Progress!

I've just added the 'followers' feature, so feel free to add us to your followers list! That way you'll know when we update more work, which there is soon to be tons of.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Jarrett Young Colour Keys

Jarrett says:

"Here are about 4 of 10 color keys. Initially, I was taking complete artistic license with the colors. Then I realized (at least to my knowledge) there are no sprawling meadows in Africa. Chris Batten had suggested we stick with golden grass since that's what he wrote about (hah!) so I went that direction with things. In the end, he wound up liking the bottom right color key, and while I find it a little pastel, I have to admit it's very friendly. Also, we were going for a children's book feel.."

Check out more of Jarrett's work over at his blog.