Thursday, January 14, 2010

Kapt. Kayak!!!

There was a short period of time when I was the editor of the Oregon Kayak & Canoe Club newsletter. It seemed like a pretty long period at the time as I put in a lot of work on this thing. But my feeling was that if I was going to be doing all this work, I was going to format the newsletter MY way!! Of course, I love comics! So, hence, this cover from one of the issues of the newsletter. What was fun about this was that, in addition to the cover, the story played through the whole newsletter, along with all the regular articles. Sort of a sub-plot to the theme...
Of course, covers are the eye-candy to any successful comic, with great graphics, action, and tension to draw the viewer to buy the damn thing!! So, this being true to its roots, I tried to get a lot of action (look at those flying bricks, caused by Kapt Kayak crashing through the wall), tension (obviously Kapt Kayak doesn't like that fiendish engineer, who just so happens to look a lot like mad Dr. Frankenstein. And the engineer looks pretty scared, too), and lots of fun graphics (shading, titles, angles, etc).
I really liked doing this one. I will post some of the inside of this newsletter at another opportunity.

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