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Friday, 22 September 2017

Logo Practice

Comic book logo design is tricky AF. You've got to convey a message using just a simple word or phrase that lets the reader know what to expect from your comic. It can help to sell the comic to potential buyers so getting it right is an important part of the comic creation process.

I'm always looking to practice and improve on my graphic design skills so when a hole appeared in my schedule I decided to offer my experience to a few lucky comic creators on Reddit and design them a FREE logo. I find it more challenging to work to a brief rather than just making up names and maybe these logos will go on to better things if the stories get picked up.

Below are 4 examples I've just completed along with the brief supplied by the comic's creator.

Brief: A modern-day occult/detective noir story in the vein of True Detective.


Brief: A story about twin bandits that involves magic, travelling to different worlds and defending themselves from an evil force. It's a bit futuristic in a way and it's called...


Brief: The book has tons of swearing it in, so its not appropriate for children. I'd like a logo that very adult-looking. Also it should be extremely legible even when it a tiny thumbnail, because a lot of people buy comics online on sites like Comixology and they are picking books based off very tiny thumbnails. The only other suggestion I have is to make the "post-apocalyptic" part prominent (or at least don't minimized it too much) because there will be a huge dinosaur on every cover so people will already know its about dinosaurs no matter what. The "Post Apocalyptic" part is the unique thing.




Brief: The character's name is Pulsar, and he's a kinda down on his luck guy with an absent father, who literally explodes one day. Everything around him is wiped out, and he's covered in a strange blue plasma from head to toe. He has several orange orbs that orbit his chest, and can fly, is strong, fires the plasma in bolts and beams and stuff... you name it. And, you know, uses his powers for good.


Quite a different range of genres but hopefully you can see a little of those genres injected in to the logos.