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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Boom! Town

I was asked to come up with a banner design for Boom! Studios' alt-comix imprint, Boom Town - something they could use at shows like SPX, with a slightly artsy-comix aesthetic. I'm not even sure I qualify, but they asked nicely, so I put my best foot forward.

First I submitted a few rough ideas...







They decided to go with the last one, so here's the finished result.


I think I botched the colour choices somewhat, looking back... colouring for me is such a trial-and-error process, I doubt I'll ever get the hang of it. The difficulty came from making the "Boom Town" logo stand out against all the other details – I had to make those rather muted in order to make the words pop, and I could never quite get it looking right to my eyes. In hindsight, I should probably have made the lettering light and the background darker... of course, the solution's always obvious after the deadline has been and gone!



1 comment:

  1. If the alt-comix imprint is creator-owned material (as is often the point with these things) perhaps a "BOOM! T'Own" phrasing could be worked in.

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Eisner and Harvey Award-winning cartoonist responsible for The Muppet Show Comic Book, Thor the Mighty Avenger, Snarked! and Fred the Clown. Would like to save the world through comics.