Blog posted by Ste Pickford on Tue, 15 Jul 2014
Subject: Plok comic strip
I finished the colouring of the Plok comic strip ebook cover last night (with just a short break for the first episode of the new series Utopia), and I'm reasonably pleased with it.
The curves around the mound of earth at the bottom went a bit wrong, but it's too much work to put them right so I'll have to live with that. The flames around the egg came out really well.
I'm not sure about the panels in the top corners. They're not really needed for an ebook, but the space looked a bit empty because of how thin the logo is, so I thought I'd try to put a couple of info panels there to fill the space and look a bit more 'comicy'. I might change them yet.
It reminds me a little bit of the covers to those Simpsons comics put out by Titan. Not intentional, but the colouring has pushed it in that direction.
It should look brilliant on a monochrome Kindle screen!
I've just got one more drawing to do for the book itself, which I'll try and get done at the weekend, then I can look at what I need to do to actually publish the thing.
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