Monday, 8 September 2014

From The Archive: Resizing Cerebus #1

DAVE SIM:
Treasures From The Archive: This is the only copy of CEREBUS No.1 to be trimmed to comic-book size. When Geoff Moir explained the problem to me -- the signatures had come back from Fairway Press and they were 8.5 by 11 instead of 7 by 10 -- he figured the best way to help me make up my mind was to have one copy done each way. As you can see from where the trim line fell on the right side that it's not as if very much visual information would be lost, but it would definitely have looked more like a mistake than the 8.5 by 11 solution: roll the cover to the right and print another strip of black on the back cover where the register mark was now showing. 

3 comments:

Jeff Seiler said...

Anyone else out champing at the bit to offer their first-born (or, whatever) for a true one-of-one?

Hey, if it could happen, it would probably all go to charity...

Anonymous said...

This comment does not belong here, but on this computer, my emails don't get sent to AMOC. Anyway...
This site imagines how comic book covers would look if men were put into the sexy poses that female characters often are; we get to see a sexy Cerebus!!

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2014/09/05/the-line-it-is-drawn-205-what-if-male-superheroes-had-sexy-variant-covers/

Tony Dunlop said...

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