Monday, September 28, 2015

Street Scene: China International Comics Festival Expo

•  G U A N G Z H O U ,  C H I N A  •
Nonglin Down Road near Wangfujing Mall

October 1–5, 2015
Guangzhou Pazhou Poly World Trade Expo
CICF Expo is organized by Comicfans Culture
(Banner wraps around construction barrier.)

(Next post on Monday: C.P. Zaner, Master Penman)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Anatomy of a Logo: New Gods

In April 1995 Curtis King faxed the previous four New Gods logos for reference.

The first version of New Gods appeared on issues one through eleven from 1971 to 1972.

The series was cancelled then revived in 1977 with a new logo, The Return of the New Gods. The numbering resumed with issue twelve and ended on nineteen.

In 1984 Kirby’s New Gods was reprinted in six issues. The new logo was by Todd Klein who also designed The Death of the New Gods logo.

New Gods was revived in 1989. The new logo appeared on numbers one through seventeen. The 1984 logo was brought back for the final three issues.

My logo sketches from April 1995.


Back to the drawing board, May 1995.

Design number 3 without the bottom diamond.

Final Art.

My New Gods logo, without the diamonds, appeared on issues one (October 1995) through twelve (November 1996). The original logo was brought back for numbers 13, 14 and 15.

My New Gods logo with the diamonds was used on the Kirby collection published in 1998.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Alphabets: Ah! Big Little Book

Designed by Ed Benguiat
Photo-Lettering, Inc., 1982
244 pages
Covers and selected pages

Gatefold displays all of the typefaces in the catalog.

(Next post on Monday: New Gods)