» Log in

Weekly-ish

Don't miss an episode!

RSS feed for Plok The Exploding Man comic strip

Subscribe to RSS feed

Plok The Exploding Man logo
Plok The Exploding Man

Buy Plok comic books!

 

Vol 2 cover - combined!

Blog posted by Ste Pickford on Sun, 09 Nov 2014
Subject: Plok comic strip

Ste Pickford

And now that wondrous moment when everything gets combined together, and I add the title logo and text, and it all looks... urgh.

I did't like it. It's too busy and the background is fighting for attention with the foreground, and the composition is a bit rubbish. That's the downside of drawing the foreground as a separate layer - it's not completely clear that it joins up properly with the background until you put it all together at the end. I dunno, it looks different to the Volume 1 cover at least. Maybe it would be fixable?

Also, my favourite bits of the background were the crater (which is completely covered up by Plok's head), and the strong shadows from the characters (which are almost completely obscured by the titles and Plok's arms and legs). Maybe I can use the finished background (without Plok's limbs) as the back cover to the book?

The borders show the safe areas and bleed areas for printing, with the dark blue outer border showing the area that should be completely cropped off from the finished cover.

Oh, and we've completely forgot to come up with a title for this volume!

 

Permalink to this post: http://zee-3.com/plok/blog/view.php?post=818

Comments

Only logged in users can comment on this post.

Return to Blog summary »

 

Plok is a self-proclaimed video game super-star created by The Pickford Bros.

First seen in the classic SNES platformer Plok!, he has now been reborn here in comic strip form.

Plok Vol 2 now available on Kindle, iBooks and in print

Buy Pickford Bros prints on BigCartel

Support Plok on Patreon

 

A comic by The Pickford Bros

The Pickford Bros