Hey kids!

Over the weekend, my artist extraordinaire — Amazing David Brame — sent me a color cover mockup for our book, Punch-Up!

The image looks awesome! The colors are amazing! The only thing I was disappointed in was the face that this was only going to be a mockup for the proposal and not the final piece! (The scan of the image wasn’t the greatest so we’re going to have to rescan and recolor for the final copy.)

I did have one slight problem with the background colors. It seemed too bright and cheery for such a dark book. Dave suggested a bluish-purplish background instead. I screwed around with the colors for a bit and came up with this:

We both decided that this didn’t quite work, either, so we went a little grayer, a little murkier.

Dave and I really liked this version so we slapped our logo – designed by Sir Michael Harris — on there. We went with orange at first, to make it pop.

But the orange didn’t look that great printed, so we tried a light gray.

So this image will adorn both our Punch-Up proposal and ashcans we’re going to be giving away at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and Heroes Con! (I’ll tell you more about that later.)

I think it works. What do you think?