Monday, August 27, 2007
Welcome, Foolish Mortals Pt. 1
Pictured above is a mock-up of the slipcase I designed for SLG's deluxe hardcover collection of the first six issues of The Haunted Mansion, their comic based on the great Disneyland ride. The illustration of the Hatbox Ghost is by D.W. Frydendall, one of the many artists featured in the book. I created the mock-up (in Illustrator and Photoshop) to help "sell" my design ideas to Dan (the publisher) and Disney (the rights holder). I don't usually do that but with a couple of my concepts I thought it would help to see the design in 3-D.
To show my notion for the book itself I created a faux gold foil embossed effect of the cover design and laid it over a photo of a blank book sent to us by the printer (again using Photoshop). The goal was to create a book you might find in Gracey Manor (a.k.a. The Haunted Mansion).
I've just finished my work on the book and it'll be going to the printer soon (I expect it to come out sometime in the Fall). In future posts I'll share some of the false starts, wrong turns, and good fortune (thank goodness for the Internets) that led up to the final product.
Click here for part two.