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Friday, November 16, 2012

Treasure Obscura~!


okay...

if you're our friend on Facebook--and who isn't...?--then you may have already seen this awesome piece of Perhapanauts goodness; the cover to our new trade, TREASURE OBSCURA, out in just a few short weeks!





now, i have to admit that i'm biased right up front--i've loved craig's artwork for the moment i first saw in on impulse and said, "wow! who is this guy!?"granted, they were asking him to "follow" humberto and maintain some of his stylistic choices (as humberto had been asked to follow some of mike's...), but i could see so much in his clear and clean lines and his smooth, smooth storytelling. craig is always looking and growing and taking chances with his art, trying things out. otherwise all of your characters will start to look the same, wear the same expressions, strike the same poses and before you know it, you're stagnant. the good artists allow their art to grow and embrace that rather than shy away from it. craig is one of those...

so, as far as covers go, he and i will bat around some ideas, sometimes he'll just say, "i've got it." and he does. he'll play around with it and noodle things here and there. some come out strong, some not as much, but i love them all...
then there are the ones that have power. i guess i should re-phrase that and say, there are some that have POWER! ya can't always plan them, you can't always see them in the early stages. suddenly...they're just AWESOME! to me, this is one of those. craig's design and execution of this idea (all his) is dead on! and then when our colorist Mike Thomas got a hold of it--WOW!  i LOVE this piece! can't get enough of it. want it as a poster. have it as my desktop. (it's a very cool image to have looking 'down' at you from your computer screen--you should try it out...

and here's an ad featuring it on the back of this month's SUPER DINOSAUR! we're pretty sure that our designer at Image, Monica Garcia put this together and we love it! thanks, monica!








and, just another reminder, lauren monad gramprey and i will be at COMIC BOOK JONES  in staten island tomorrow, signin' comic books and eatin' burgers. if you're in the neighborhood, we'd love to see ya! stop by and say hi!





have a great weekend!
smell ya later!
 todd

5 comments:

Brian said...

Awesome, with awesome sauce.

Cannot wait to find out what they are looking at.

todd said...

really?

i thought it was obvious...

they're looking at YOU, brian~!

they're looking down at the Reader...

(wait for it...)

...because you are the real treasure...

: )

Derrick Cantrell said...

Love the cover!!

Derrick Cantrell said...

Love the cover!!

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