Friday, January 06, 2012
Comic Cuts - 6 January 2012
I managed to complete the layouts on Tuesday and then had the joyful (?) task of writing over 100 captions to give some context to the extensive gallery of illustrations — all, I should add, taken from original artwork. By the time you read this I will have sent off the book to have a proof copy printed — pricey, but always worth it to make sure everything prints the way it needs to. Once I've received that, I will make an official announcement about pricing, postage and when the book will be available. You will be able to pre-order copies over on the Bear Alley Books website, although I'll not begin taking orders until I'm happy with the proof.
If all goes to plan, I should have the proof back in a week or two, and the book should be on sale in about a month's time.
Today's random scans: four from Oliver Brabbins, who made his name working for Corgi in the 1950s and produced some startling covers. I especially like his use of vivid colours.