Meine Arno-Schmidt-Anziehpuppe gibt es jetzt auch ordentlich gedruckt zu erstehen. Beim Altonaer Museum nämlich, anläßlich der Ausstellung “Arno Schmidt – Der Schriftsteller als Landschaftsfotograf“. Die Einnahmen daraus kommen ausschließlich dem Museum zugute.
Most probably available in autumn: 16 pages of pure chaos and mayhem. To be published with this rather fabulous company.
It’s all the wind turbines’ fault. They make our planet go off orbit, which is why there’s so much rain in the UK.
In case anyone’s interested, here’s how I created the front cover of my graphic novel about the Antarctic Expedition.
As so often it all starts with a simple pencil drawing on nice, thick Bristol board. Well, actually not. It started with a gazillion of sketches on cheap, thin paper until I finally got it right and could transfer the final drawing onto Bristol.
Then, inking the pencil sketch. Highly dangerous because a lot can go wrong when working with nibs and ink.
Penguins, now scanned and imported into Photoshop to add some colour:
Colours, added magically in Photoshop:
And now some filters to give it that hand-drawn, old bookplate look. I actually used Vintage Scene for this, because I find it more fun playing around with this particular app than Photoshop.
While I was waiting for the virtual ink to dry, I began with the final tweaks of the actual cover design in Adobe Illustrator, which I had prepared beforehand:
And here’s the finished result: