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The Dark Arts => Dark Art Images => Topic started by: Rev. Austin on September 06, 2010, 02:56:03 PM

Title: The No More Heroes cover!
Post by: Rev. Austin on September 06, 2010, 02:56:03 PM
I thought I'd post this in here because, well, I did half of it  :grin:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/babies4feet/LOTLD/NMHBookCoverC.jpg)

The front was done by a chap called Jason Strutz - here's his website:http://strutzillustration.com/ (http://strutzillustration.com/)
And the back's by me  :azn: you can click here to see a bigger, readable version! --> http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/babies4feet/LOTLD/NMHBookCoverBACK.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/babies4feet/LOTLD/NMHBookCoverBACK.jpg)

Took me flipping ages, but it's a rare instance where what I saw in my head ended up on screen.
Title: Re: The No More Heroes cover!
Post by: delph_ambi on September 06, 2010, 03:07:05 PM
Stylish work. Great stuff.  :afro:
Title: Re: The No More Heroes cover!
Post by: Ed on September 06, 2010, 03:27:02 PM
Looking good, Rev :afro:
Title: Re: The No More Heroes cover!
Post by: JonP on September 06, 2010, 03:50:43 PM
Wow, that's excellent!
Title: Re: The No More Heroes cover!
Post by: Pharosian on September 06, 2010, 04:34:44 PM
Great work!

The cover illustration got me wondering how thick the fingernails would be of a hand large enough to palm the world like a baseball...  :scratch:
Title: Re: The No More Heroes cover!
Post by: Rev. Austin on September 06, 2010, 05:28:11 PM
I would say "very" haha that's my scientific answer  :grin:
Title: Re: The No More Heroes cover!
Post by: Grillmeat on September 06, 2010, 06:48:32 PM
Nice work Rev.!
Title: Re: The No More Heroes cover!
Post by: Robert Essig on September 06, 2010, 08:02:03 PM
Phantastic work, Rev!  I really dig the back cover, but you know that already.  (Doesn't hurt to post my thoughts on two forums.)  :cheesy:
Title: Re: The No More Heroes cover!
Post by: LashSlash on September 07, 2010, 12:56:10 AM
very-nice, and very-nice to see that both the front and the back cover complement the left-hand!
[again i wonder if the artist held a base-ball in the left-hand and drew with the right-hand - but that could be me deja-vuing, again]
Title: Re: The No More Heroes cover!
Post by: Bec on September 07, 2010, 02:43:04 AM
Good one, Rev!
Title: Re: The No More Heroes cover!
Post by: Rev. Austin on September 07, 2010, 04:31:54 AM
very-nice, and very-nice to see that both the front and the back cover complement the left-hand!
[again i wonder if the artist held a base-ball in the left-hand and drew with the right-hand - but that could be me deja-vuing, again]

oh yeah I never realised haha  :grin:

And thanks everybody for the lovely comments - I feel like my child's taken his first steps in front of an appreciative audience.  Ok now that just makes me sound like a right weirdo.
Title: Re: The No More Heroes cover!
Post by: Caz on September 07, 2010, 01:34:57 PM
It''s very eye catching. I love the idea of using the front page of a newspaper for the back cover of the book.
Did you do the drawing of the skeleton with the trilby, Rev? 
Title: Re: The No More Heroes cover!
Post by: Rev. Austin on September 07, 2010, 02:27:52 PM
I'm throwing all my modesty out the window - yes, I did it all, the skeleton/newspaper/text etc hahahah I'm not arrogant, I'm just better than everybody else  :cheesy:

But seriously, thanks Caz.  It's a mixture of drawing and image manipulation, which I think is my forté.  Someone asked if there was going to be ads in the back of the book, like in older comics, so I think I'll make some (to avoid copyright issues and also cos it'll be fun), see if they turn out okay.
Title: Re: The No More Heroes cover!
Post by: leatherdykeuk on September 07, 2010, 04:44:26 PM
Super image!
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Post by: fnord33 on September 08, 2010, 12:59:16 AM
Looks cool. I really did mean to write something for this, but it never happened.  :scratch:
Title: Re: The No More Heroes cover!
Post by: Ed on September 08, 2010, 01:37:05 AM
Oh, tell me about it -- if I had a quid for every time that's happened to me I'd be better off than if I'd been paid pro rate for the stories I've actually got around to writing.
Title: Re: The No More Heroes cover!
Post by: Rev. Austin on September 08, 2010, 04:20:53 AM
Looks cool. I really did mean to write something for this, but it never happened.  :scratch:

Well everyone involved with this has got their fingers crossed that it's successful enough to warrant a sequel.  I can't wait 'til folks see what we've got lined up!!!!!!