Frank Santoro Process Post #3
We have a cover! I had originally planned a very plain cover with just some text, since the 16-page newspaper was intended to be a standalone object. An elaborately designed title page would be redundant, and a new panel would probably disrupt the balance of the comic, which is one of my favorite things about it. I kicked around a few designs, but the more I stared at the pages during proofing and the initial rounds of printing, this idea came to me. The image below is not complete (there are some gradient issues with the background that need to be sorted out), but this will be the basic design for the cover.
Astute readers will note that this image is 10" wide, and the stated size of the book is 14" wide. The actual book will be bound in black cloth, with this image adhered to the front cover so that it extends over/around the bottom and the top (the bottom of the image you see below will be flush with the bottom of the book), and 2" of black bookcloth on either side. I haven't made a mockup of it yet, since I want to finish most of the printing first, and then I can get to work on the binding.