Monday, June 16, 2008

Project: Process. Part II

My original idea for the cover was to print a pattern on it and that the registration could shift from copy to copy making each one unique. Turns out the printer couldn't do that, so I wound up doing one solid design. I think I like this better anyway.
Here's the inked cover art.


And here's the full wrap around cover design.


This is the full case (or cover) assembly guide I made for the printer. I tried to make it as detailed as possible so there would be no question about my intentions for the final product.


Shortly after that I received this case mock up demonstrating what the final double foil treatment for the spine would look like.

40 comments:

Tapan Gandhi said...

can't wait to pick this up at comic con! just make sure u save me one for friday, cuz i can't make it on thursday!

Bill Nolan said...

Your fans certainly appreciate all the effort and care your putting into the design of this book, Bill. Looks fantastic! Somebody going to the con has agreed to pick me up a copy. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Pop-Monkey said...

Looks good! Can't wait to get my hands on one!

Jon McNally said...

What a lovely cover design.

Larry Levine said...

Looks good to my humble eyes--beautifully drawn & designed!!!

Michael Dooney said...

damn, this is already my favorite book and it's not even out yet ;)

Tatevik Avakyan said...

Thanks for sharing the process. The cover looks beautiful.

Alex "Toon" Deligiannis said...

Hey Bill, believe it or not, your book last year was the ONLY thing I purchased at Con. I can't wait to get my hands on this one, too. Congrats, it looks fabulous!

Bill said...

This is looking great! I can't wait to get my hands on one!!

Reynes said...

Beautifull cover design :)
Belle du jour was very inspiring to me. Can't wait to get this new one !

Chris Battle said...

Awww MAN! Can't wait!!!

Jeremy said...

Bill,
Thanks for the behind the scenes view of things. The book looks gorgeous and I'm looking forward to picking up a copy!

Jeremy said...

Bill,
Thanks for the behind the scenes view of things. The book looks gorgeous and I'm looking forward to picking up a copy!

Bobby Chiu said...

what a gorgeous cover! Going to have to pick one up for sure!!

Gary Ham said...

gorgeous cover illustrations Bill. I'll be picking one up for sure.

Kei Acedera said...

Ahh I can't wait for this one! Best girl drawings ever!

Michael said...

Wow! I just absolutely adore your artwork!! Hopefully you'll have some for sale online since I can't make it to SDCC (since I live in another country!!) ^_^

I wish you all the best. The book looks fantastic! :)

Brian Meredith said...

That is so completely awesome...

Lunchbox said...

It's really neat to see the process you go through to produce such a nice volume! Can't wait to get one in person!

gamusino Javi said...

Its nice to see the progress. I can`t wait to se the fisned book. Nice work man

crylic said...

Good Lawd am I excited for this!

Lovelace said...

Wow. That's one beautiful piece of work. Gorgeous dames and infotainment- a full-service blog!

Howard Shum said...

You kick ass, Bill!

Totoche Tannenen said...

Hi !
Do you confirm you will be on june 24th at arludic's gallery ?

bpresing said...

Thanks everybody, I've got some more to show soon.

Totoche,
Yes indeed, I will be at the Arludik show on the 24th. Hope to see you there.

Kaj-Man said...

great design. Do you always prepare covers with such precise instructions?

Brian Growe said...

Whoa, that's wonderful! I can't wait to get your new book!

Totoche Tannenen said...

Nice to meet you !
So bad the book was not ready yet ! Thanks to have let me look at the project.
By the way, I finally went out with "Bugging for Sex" :-)

MATT POTT said...

Oh Boy!! This looks awesome I will definitely be getting a copy of this at comic-con and it will be great to finally meet you Bill!!

Luis Pereira said...

execelente blog!!!

Dave said...

This is sweet, Bill! Thanks for sharing the process. Hopefully I can get my paws on one of these bad boys!

Jav said...

quite awesome bill...
Love the attention to detail and your desire to design eveything from top to bottom... great eye.
Just putting a couple of measly artbooks together myself Ive experienced just how much fun it is to put these things together....
Great work as always, and cant wait to see it.

Steph said...

Keep a copy warm for me at the Con :)

Richtoon said...

I hope to god that there will be some sent to Labyrinth Store in Toronto... I got to get me one of these!!

Eva Vazquez said...

fantastico

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