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falling rock book 5 cover sketch

Falling Rock book 5 is currently in production!  As with all my Falling Rock comic collections except OWL, book 5 is being printed by the good people at Pinball Press right here in Portland.

The most challenging part of putting these collections together is coming up with a cover that will blow people’s minds.  After all, what’s the use of picking the very best comics I’ve drawn over the last year if they aren’t presented as essential reading?  Problem is, when I say to myself “think essential,” my mind becomes as blank as a brand new sheet of Bristol board (300 series pad, 2-for-1 sale at Columbia Art Supplies).

I made a series of sketches and asked my wife/art critic Isis for her opinion.  I’m not sure why, but Isis preferred this sketch (on the right):book5-original-cover-sketch

Didn’t she see that I clearly wrote “BAD IDEAS” at the top?  Oh well, let’s see if it works out.book5-cover-sketches

I made a few more sketches and then went to the NASA photo archives to see how real capsules look.  At least, capsules in the 1960’s. Because everything looked cooler in the 60’s.

More to come!

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