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From:davidberg
Date:October 11th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)

SAN! book design

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Didn't know where to mention this, so as long as I'm reading your LJ:

Consider me interested in doing covers, interior art, layout, branding, etc. for SAN! if you ever decide to pursue publishing it without doing all that yourself.

I'd point you to my portfolio site, but I'm currently giving it a massive redesign.
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From:americanwizard
Date:October 14th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)

Re: SAN! book design

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Cool. I'll definitely make a note of that, 'cause I'm not the best at humor-based art. Everything that I draw comes out all raggedly expressive.
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From:davidberg
Date:October 15th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)

Re: SAN! book design

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I could see several stylistic routes to go, some of which (e.g. comic book) I have practice in, and some of which (e.g. beavis & butthead) I don't.

I think this game would lend itself well to an atypical format -- comic book, product manual, children's book, etc. The early, small Dave Barry collections come to mind for some reason.
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From:americanwizard
Date:October 15th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)

Re: SAN! book design

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I really like the idea of doing it like a comic book. The seed of the game was actually in a comic idea that I had, "Nonsense Comix." The example characters, like Chainsaw the Angry Bear, Joe Fixit: the world's toughest handyman, and Greg from Accounting, were all from a late-night brainstorming session that I did for Nonsense Comix. I never drew any, though.
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From:davidberg
Date:October 18th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)

Re: SAN! book design

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Aw man, now I'm remembering my own ludicrous comic brainstorms. I had one which was a team of superteam stereotypes, with Leader Man, Gun Man, Large Man, Ninja Man and Girl Man...

Hell, maybe SAN! could BE a comic... you ever read Understanding Comics? It's proof that the form can be used to convey information directly...
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From:americanwizard
Date:October 20th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)

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Girl Man! That's hilarious. I need to find that sketch that I wrote about the Action Sandwich Team; you'd get a kick out of that.

SAN! as a comic is a very very interesting idea.
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From:americanwizard
Date:October 20th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)

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And, yes, I've read Understanding Comics. And the sequel, too. Great stuff. It always makes me want to do a comic, which I never get around to. Got lots of ideas though (both silly and serious).