Friday, August 20, 2010

Squaremania - title page

So I have a couple of variations - any thoughts?  I think it's done, but I would like suggestions on which one is stronger...

The last two are pretty much the same, but the title is a different color...

8 comments:

Lyon said...

I think the middle one pops! That's my vote.

Patti said...

My thoughts are that if you are using it to send to licensing agents you want the characters to be the main thing. I like the one with the white background for that reason. It feels like the characters are the feature and it's not a scene. I understand this is the cover page and I assume the characters will be individually featured as well.

pete said...

These look great in color! I really like how you've shaped the herd of them and how the details fade into the distance.

I agree with Patti on this one.

The white is great for really putting a lazer-like focus on the characters themselves.

The landscaped images are nice as well, because they create setting. If I were to chose one between the 2nd and 3rd, then it'd be the blue-lettered. It frames your characters with more balance. Red hued lettering would really compliment your grass too, though.

I don't think you can really go "wrong" with any of these - they're all very well done. It's kinda like trying to convince someone what flavor of ice cream is best. That being said, I know absolutely nothing about licensing (other than what you guys told me) so take my advice lightly! :)

They look really professional.

Isaac Marzioli - Freelance Illustrator said...

thanks for your thoughts! I have it saved as both separated as well as with grass...but it appears as though everyone likes the blue letters better, so I'm going to go with that.

I submitted my website (I called and that's how they wanted it) to my number one choice licensing agent - art impressions inc. I sent an e-mail to their CEO who was out on Friday, but I was told that I should e-mail and could get a response as early as this weekend. But so far nothing...heh...I'm very anxious.

Isaac Marzioli - Freelance Illustrator said...

Sigh - Art Impressions said no...The CEO's exact words were "At the moment we are focusing on developing our own proprietary brands and brands that we have an equity partnership in."

She was terribly nice about it and even said I could feel free to reach out if I have any questions...

I'm going to look into who else is out there and go with one of them...

pete said...

sorry to hear that, isaac. onto the next one! do you have some runner-ups in mind?

Isaac Marzioli - Freelance Illustrator said...

quite a few actually - I was disappointed by the one no - but the ceo of that company recommended a website to go to (that I've been on before, but didn't actively seek out agents)...so I went back and checked it out and have a huge list to shop from...so we'll see...there are a lot of them out there...and I just need one to be smart enough to say yes...

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Bummer, Isaac...
I liked the white one with no background and I would have made the writing blue.

I hope the next one pans out. :)