Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spandex 4 cover(s)

I thought I'd do a little write-up about the new Spandex cover, as it's gone thru a lot of changes!
So issue 4 kicks off the big OMFG/Les Girlz storyline, and I had the idea for this cover (the one just below here) back at Bristol 2010. I was struggling a bit to shift Spandex 2 - a very pink cover - and I thought Spandex needed a sexy lady cover, so the image of what the cover should be popped into my head - full body shot of 'Pussy' with Spandex reflected in the glasses. But it wasn't working! You couldn't really see Spandex in the sunglasses and I was worried Pussy looked like a giant (lesbian).

So, fail! In fact, to be honest, the initial ideas for my covers often don't end up to be the final ones. I do find covers quite hard, but I enjoy the challenge and I always get there in the end.
Next, I thought let's do all of Les Girlz in a cool line-up with Spandex in the glasses again. Sadly, it just really wasn't working, so abandon tools on that one.

Then, the final idea popped into my head and I'm pleased with it. It's not booby, but it's still sexy I think. It evolved a lot over time, and I kept adding and adding things which really helped it, such as the shadow behind Pussy.
The biggest dilemma here was the cover background cover - pink, green or white. The green was pretty knock-out and I really struggled over it, but in the end, I wasn't confident that the green's brightness would translate in print - plus I thought the green took away a bit from Spandex in the glasses, so white it was. (And then a small dilemma over whether to make the speech balloon green or pink, but I got there in the end!).

So this is the one!


Rol said...

I like them all, though I think you made the right decision in the end.

That said, I did find the first two rather sexy! ;-)

My excitement is growing...

Mart said...

A couple of my workmates just read the printer proof and say it's the best one yet!
It's scary how it took me 6 months to create the issue, and less than 10 minutes for them to read it!