Friday, 30 July 2010

The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus vol 1

Above are my favourite cover mockups (from about 6) for The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus, collecting together the first 3 books in the Pax Britannia series by Jon Green. As you can see from the 'final' cover and spine below I ended up combining the 2, as they both seemed too good to waste! I think Jon Green initially suggested having Britannia on the cover, which I liked the idea of.

Below are some of my rejected roughs. You can see the evolution of the ideas to the final version. I tend to tie myself in knots doing slightly too many similar ideas, but these are the main different ones. In fact I'd totally forgotten about number 2... I really like it! Why didnt I do that one? Arg!

2000 AD Redesign

I've been tweaking the 2000 AD logo over the past few weeks, and have redesigned the Nerve Centre and Input page. All starting in Prog 1700 in a few weeks!

Here's the logo, with various colour tests. It's not changed too much, but I've fattened the letters and redone the badge. I always liked the badge from the early-90's so I've tried to echo that but keep it looking modern. My other objective was to get rid of the price/barcode boxes that normally sit to the right of the logo at the top of the cover. Without these it can sit completely centrally and uses the full width of the page. The issue number will now go under the badge, and the other details will all be in the barcode box, which will float around from week to week depending on where it fits best.

This is a teaser advert I designed for Prog 1699 and Megazine 301. The ace new Tharg is by Henry Flint. Lastly here's a rough template for the editorial pages: I was getting annoyed with the old ones being too fussy so I've stripped them right back. They've also been bought more in line with the current look of the Megazine which Luke Preece did a few months ago.

Prog 1700 is on sale 1st September 2010 - go and buy it!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Eat Lead!

The 'Mnargh?' panel makes me giggle every time I think about it.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Scotch Corner

I was very happy to get an email last week from Graeme Neil Reid at Scotch Corner, a collection of Scotish artists who run a blog together, asking if I'd like to contribute something to a guest post section they do every Sunday. This is the picture I submitted, a kind of cover image for Blood & Plunder. I was made up about this so thanks to them for asking me to contribute. There's some ace stuff on their site, check it out!


Zombo's creators Al Ewing & Henry Flint, zombied up for an After(life)word in the forthcoming 2000 AD graphic novel!