Category Archives: design

New promo art

As I’ve mentioned a couple of times in the past week or so, I’ve been taking a break from working on new pages to focus on some promo art that can be used in a number of different places. Anyway, … Continue reading

Cover design – THE BEGINNING

After a lot of back and forth I decided that for the printed copy of The Beginning, I would come up with a new cover. The cover that I originally used and published online here definitely works for the opening … Continue reading

Going to print

The topic of getting your comic printed has been covered to death online and probably in much better detail than I would cover it. But, this blog is supposed to be a record of the process of making On the … Continue reading

Art direction and design of comics – part 6

Logos & mastheads I’ve seen multiple references in the comics community to “logos on covers” and maybe it’s my editorial background, but I’ve always referred to these things as mastheads. So that’s how I’ll refer to them here. If you’re … Continue reading

Art direction and design of comics – part 5

Lettering Comics are unique in that they use “lettering” to communicate the written language of the story (not sound like TV/movies or prose like a book). There are many ways to letter a comic, but in this series I’m really … Continue reading

Art direction and design of comics – part 4

putting it together I’ve covered a lot in the first bunch of posts and the question now is how to apply it all to your comic. For me, the first thing to do is to establish what your book is … Continue reading

Art direction and design of comics – part 3

design and design elements Graphic design, at its most basic is about the combination of words and text with pictures to effectively communicate a message to a reader/viewer. A lot of the time this involves some form of artistic skill … Continue reading

Art direction and design of comics – part 2

what is art direction? A lot of people throw around a term – “Look & Feel” – which I hate. Why? Because what they’re really talking about is art direction and the overall tone of the design (how the piece … Continue reading

Art direction and design of comics – part 1

the state of design in comics To begin with, a bit about me. I spend the majority of my time working as a graphic designer and I’ve designed everything from publications to reports, brochures to business cards, logos, posters, videos … Continue reading