Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Maybe It's The Salmon Talking

Maybe the giant piece of salmon I had at dinner tonight inspired this.

Behold... my very first cartoon. Ah, when I look back at this one day I'll laugh... but not in a good way. For now though, I think it's just dandy. I may redo it in a traditional medium at some point to give the lines a little more soul. Sole?

Ouch... terrible pun.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Have you ever wondered what it'd look like if I took a stab at designing the cover for George Orwell's "1984"?

It'd probably look something like the two images above. I don't think I quite got there with them though... They look a little too light-hearted to me. If I were to do it again, I'd choose a font with an "8" that was more squarish and elongated in shape. That might help in getting the menacing tone of big brother across.

Generally though, I do like the kernal of the idea for both of these and the placement of the elements on the covers.

What do you think?

Wait... I've just thought of a rational for the light-hearted tone. Big Brother is there to help you and protect you. He has your best interests at heart, so it is only natural that he should look friendly and approachable while he looks in on you through your view screen.

Yes... that's it! Good thinking on my part. Patting my back now for a job done double-plus-good.