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Paul’s PlanetSlade Grand Unveiling!

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I couldn’t possibly come close to doing as good a job of presenting this as Paul and his team have done on his website.

So please check this out and enjoy:

http://www.planetslade.com/gerhard.html

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Back from Madison

Shel and I and some of the motley crew at the Wizard World Madison:

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Corey and I and the stack of books he dropped off at the show.

He had all 300 issues hard bound into 10 volumes:

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And here are the 10 ‘sketches’ I did in the front of each volume:

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Paul’s PlanetSlade: the layout

I scanned in the sketches that I did of all the essays and articles from

PlanetSlade.com

Then, in PhotoShop, I placed all of the sketches into a 20×30 inch space and juggled and resized and fiddled until I got them to fit. Here’s a little gif of the last couple versions as Paul and I decide where to place the logo:

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and here is the tight pencilled version, on paper, ready for inking:

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Next: inking.

(Not an April Fool’s joke.)