Post by Roquefort Raider on Mar 6, 2021 12:29:27 GMT -5
That's it! The last two pages of The Orion Arm, book III!
Double page spread, 28 x 17 inches, full bleed.
The text will be added separately, and I may lose a good part of the art, but what can one do?
On to the front and back covers, now. With a 79-page story and a few text pages, I figure the book will be 84 pages. I'll have to start looking for a good printer, as the digital printing of the first two books was disappointing. Offset is too expensive for such a small print run, but I heard that inkjet printing was also a possibility. I'd need thick paper for that, as I have a LOT of black backgrounds!
Man, page 1 was finished back in 2007. It took 13 years and change to get this one done... If I keep the same pace (and I can't see how it could change), I'll be 70 years old when I finally finish the series!
(But come to think of it, I'll be retired before that... and that should accelerate things!)
Post by Roquefort Raider on Mar 28, 2021 10:39:18 GMT -5
Now that the last page is done, I'm busy preparing the files for the printer. I have to go over the first 20 pages or so, which were scanned at 300 dpi (the maximum printing resolution) and rescan them at 600 dpi; apparently this may lead to better results later on. I'll also clean up the pages wherever lead pencil is still visible.
Something else that has to be done is translate the whole thing, and I'm already on page 10 (out of 79). One thing I knew I'd have to work on eventually was modify the Will Eisner-inspired title page, something that took far longer than I had expected!
French version :
The title in the English version :
Can you imagine the face of the engineers when someone says, after the space station is built, "there's a typo, there"?