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Richard S.

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Brain Bolland memoir
« on: 21 September, 2022, 06:34:32 AM »
Book Palace have announced that there'll be 3 versions of Brian Bolland's memoir available next Spring...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/09/brain-bolland-picto-memoir-3-versions.html
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Re: Brain Bolland memoir
« Reply #1 on: 21 September, 2022, 06:39:01 AM »
Oh nice.

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Re: Brain Bolland memoir
« Reply #2 on: 21 September, 2022, 10:59:41 AM »
F**k me. When was that book jacket designed? 1986?

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Re: Brain Bolland memoir
« Reply #3 on: 21 September, 2022, 11:15:22 AM »
F**k me. When was that book jacket designed? 1986?
Gotta agree. Looks awful.

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Re: Brain Bolland memoir
« Reply #4 on: 21 September, 2022, 11:25:16 AM »
F**k me. When was that book jacket designed? 1986?
Gotta agree. Looks awful.
if only they knew a talented artist who could draw a better cover.
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Re: Brain Bolland memoir
« Reply #5 on: 22 September, 2022, 03:13:42 PM »
You can definitely see why someone who's famous for his masterful comic cover illustrations would instead go with a shockingly-designed photograph thing that looks like a parody of a vanity published book that on-one would ever want to read.

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Re: Brain Bolland memoir
« Reply #6 on: 22 September, 2022, 03:44:54 PM »
The weird gradient within the text is quite something. It looks like Word art. In all, it’s a very odd choices for someone known for their amazing linework.

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Re: Brain Bolland memoir
« Reply #7 on: 22 September, 2022, 06:09:47 PM »
You can definitely see why someone who's famous for his masterful comic cover illustrations would instead go with a shockingly-designed photograph thing that looks like a parody of a vanity published book that on-one would ever want to read.
He may not have had any say in the matter. I personally know an author who begged his publisher to change the cover of one of his books, even offering to pay for the rights to the photo he wanted to use. But his publisher insisted on the (horrible) cover that they eventually went with.
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Re: Brain Bolland memoir
« Reply #8 on: 22 September, 2022, 06:44:34 PM »
Probably the publisher couldn't afford a Bolland cover.
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Re: Brain Bolland memoir
« Reply #9 on: 23 September, 2022, 08:29:57 AM »
I wont buy a physical copy now so just kindle dont want that cover on my bookshelf

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Re: Brain Bolland memoir
« Reply #10 on: 23 September, 2022, 01:49:38 PM »
He may not have had any say in the matter. I personally know an author who begged his publisher to change the cover of one of his books, even offering to pay for the rights to the photo he wanted to use.
Been there myself more than once. But you’d think Bolland would have more clout.