CATEGORY

Mix

RANK


PRODUCTION DETAILS

Quantity

1,500

Page Count

32 + cover + dust cover

Number of Colors

Wrap CMYK
Cover 1/1
Interior 2/2

Binding

Perfect bound

Dimensions

6 × 8.5

Paper Stock

French Paper Dur-O-Tone, Butcher White and Newsprint
French Paper Pop-Tone, Chocolate

Special Techniques


DESIGN CREDITS

Designer, Writer, and Illustrator

Erik T. Johnson


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LINKS

eriktjohnson.us
lamano21.com
studioonfire.com
peak-printing.com

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CLIENT

Pan­elVi­sion is a start-up inde­pen­dent comics pub­lish­er ded­i­cat­ed to high-end pub­lish­ing using region­al paper and print­ers. Pan­elVi­sion was estab­lished through the Kick­starter grant that made The Out­liers com­ic pos­si­ble.


BRIEF

I crowd-fund­ed The Out­liers, and made a com­mit­ment to fin­ish the full com­ic book, print it beau­ti­ful­ly, and use qual­i­ty Amer­i­can papers. I also com­mit­ted to includ­ing char­ac­ter con­cepts sug­gest­ed by my back­ers, which became the detailed draw­ings on the cov­er and inside cov­er.


APPROACH

I want­ed to com­bine my design expe­ri­ence and love of papers and print­ing with the desire to pro­duce an adven­ture com­ic book that I might enjoy with my son. I chose to finance through Kick­starter so I could have com­plete con­trol of pro­duc­tion details and exper­i­ment with form.

PRODUCTION LESSONS

I was able to raise what I thought was a reasonable budget to produce this project as well as several posters and prints, and I was able to stick to the budget, but had to marry high-end paper and letterpress printing with low end offset production. I was unable to control the low-end printing to the level I am used to as a professional designer but on the flip side I was working within a pre-digital mindset for the aesthetic, so my comic art was very forgiving of production flaws. Overall I was very satisfied though!

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