Archives for the month of: December, 2013

Seeing as my book has been inspired by Tim Burton, I would like to incorporate him directly in the book. One option was to dedicate the book to him. Personally, I don’t particularly care for the “dedicated to” page of the book. I feel that the book should be for those who read it. My solution is to have a Tim Burton quote. This will directly link him to my book.

possible appropriate quotes:

“I have a problem when people say something’s real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective. I’ve always been confused and never had a clearcut understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words.”

“One person’s crazyness is another person’s reality.”

“It’s good as an artist to always remember to see things in a new, weird way.”

“A lot of things you see as a child remain with you… you spend a lot of your life trying to recapture the experience.”

“Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else’s dreams?”

“It’s hard to find logic in things sometimes. That’s why I can’t analyze things too much, because it often doesn’t make much sense.”

“When it comes to art and science, people don’t like a lot of either. Instead of being open to it, they’re closed off about it.”

“I’ve always been misrepresented. You know, I could dress in a clown costume and laugh with the happy people but they’d still say I’m a dark personality.”

“People told me I couldn’t kill Nicholson, so I cast him in two roles and killed him off twice.”

Making a cover for my book.

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To add colour to my book, I am making the text purple.

To get it  correct, first, I must print out a test print. Using the same paper and printer I did a sample test to see which colour best suits the look I am going for.

here is an image of the test colour page I printed

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After laying out a few spread, I felt that something was missing.

A grid of course. The following is the grid I used for each page of my book.

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Take a look at the before and after the layout of the first spread.

Before

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After

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I began sketching images to compliment the text on each spread. Then I started laying out spreads.

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This is the first spread of the story.