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Toilet Genie Ch1 Cover by blix-it Toilet Genie Ch1 Cover by blix-it
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:pointr:Chapter cover for my webcomic, Toilet Genie
:pointr:Painting with no cover stuff can be seen here
:pointr: decorative bars on front and back by :iconleichnam:

UPDATE: I altered a few things after suggestions. :3

Looking for critiques on mainly the design aspects. Critiques on the painting itself, not so much, since I can't change it. :P

I kind of like this. But I'm not convinced I like it. o__o But I do?

^^ Progress on getting TG ready for print is coming along. Did a second test printing today after yet more color fudgery, trying to get saturation and contrast to look right on gloss paper. First 7 pages are ready, and now that I have a method, the rest will be easier.

I'm debating on getting an ISBN and barcode for TG. I dont see shop distribution as being a big opportunity ... but I will probably do it because I'm going all out. O__O After producing a metric ass ton of lame mini comics on photocopy paper, THIS HERE IS SERIOUS BUSINESS. I WANTY IT ALL, WITH THE CHERRY ON TOP. DUN CARE IF I SPEND MORE THAN I MAKE.

oAo

This is the first time I've ever used the critique feature! 8D
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:iconjosh-finney:
Josh-Finney Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The graphic design on this one is excellent!
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Kezhound Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
AMAZING. The only thing I strongly recommend is some sort of short blurb or tag line or summary. People will want to pick it up and be hooked on the story as well as the art. The summary on the back of my books is also what keeps people at my table long enough to sell them more stuff at conventions. Gorgeous work!

Also, remember to brighten it up a bit for print! This looks gorgeous on the screen, but I think it will be VERY dark in print unless you get it done at top-notch printer.
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blix-it Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
That's a really good idea, thanks for the suggestion! O_O ... hm. Now I'll have to debate whether or not I want to put a blurb on the back. I've only ever written a completely retarded one, which would probably be really awesome when coupled with a serious business cover. XD

I've been rigorously test printing the interior and exterior on gloss at Office Debot. :3 The print files look loads different from what goes on the web. X3 [guuuuh. you're absolutely right on printing bungles.]
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Kezhound Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
If you brighten up the reds, it should print ok. Are you going digital or off-set?
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fearn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
gimme special edition! >:O
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Acfaerie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I am in love... with that cover. 8D
Let me know when purchasing will be available ;D
You know I am a big fan of your work.
by the by I finally got frames for the two pieces I bought from you from Otakon. <3
They look lovely on the wall 8D
I'll have to be a dork and take a picture of it to show you XD;
<3
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blix-it Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
>A< I would love to see a pic of them! X3 hehe ~ might give me ideas for my own framing endeavors.

SPEAKING OF WHICH I MUST GEEK TO YOU ABOUT FRAMES. I bought an antique one on ebay and have been refinishing it specifically for this cover. <3 <3 <3 It's so pretty! It has all the ornamentation on the middles and corners that modern frames don't have [cause they're sold by the foot and frame shops chop 'em up accordingly]

EEEEEEEE.
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Acfaerie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll have to put them up after I find the battery charger for my camera 8D;!!!
I can't wait to show you >w<~<3

OOOOHHH <3 We should do a photo swap of frames *is ultimate geek now* XD
That sounds lovely, they really don't make frames like they used to ;w;

*EXCITEMENT!!!* XD; <3
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Evilmoohissbaa Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's very stunning, if this was laying around somewhere I would definitely want to pick it up. (1/2 for the title and 1/2 for the pretty, pretty cover.)
If print copies are available in the future I'd be interested in one, then I can pass it around and get my friends blix-addicted!
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Napalm9 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Student Interface Designer
this updated version is flawless. :thumbsup:
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