Monday, May 31, 2004

Cover art for second Rudy Park book almost complete

Today, I'm finishing up work on the back cover for the second Rudy Park book, Peace, Love and Lattes. This design is a lot less cluttered than the first one. I'll post the front and back cover sometime in August, once the catalogs go out to retailers.

Last year, for the first book, The People Must Be Wired, we all thought it would be a good idea to show all seven of the main characters doing what they do best. It was the first collection, so it was necessary to introduce ALL the characters. Darlene was ignoring Randy who was hitting on her while standing next to Sadie who was giving the evil eye to Rudy who was tangled in gadget wires, one of which was being chewed on by Monkey who was standing next to Armstrong who was counting money next to Mort who was getting ready to drop some knowledge through his trusty bullhorn (whew!). Needless to say, that left me very few options for design considerations, and next to no chance I could create something that would really catch the eye on a book shelf. It turned out well, but I thought we could do better.

This year will be different. The front cover features only one main character. It's the one main character (and the one theme) that pretty much dominated the second year of the strip.

Back to work...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the cover for the first book!

Anonymous said...

Already pre-ordered the second book. Does it pick up where the first one left off?

Darrin Bell said...

It picks up right where the first book left off. I think.

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