We’ve done design and production work on quite a few comics, trade paperbacks, and art books over the years. Here is a sample of some of the projects we’ve worked on.
The Art of Broken Age
Broken Age was developed by Double Fine Productions, and it featured characters and environments designed by some of our favorite artists working today. The book’s design was done by Jimmy, with Conley on production. Conley also drew the yarn-pal cover for the backer and limited editions of the book.
The Art of Dishonored 2
The team at Arkane provided a wealth of beautiful concept art for Dishonored 2. When designing this book, Jimmy’s goal was to showcase as much of the art as possible, and make the reader feel like they were walking through an exhibit at an art museum.
Victor Santos, the writer and artist of Polar, was inspired by action cinema of the 1960s and 70s, and artists such as Jim Steranko, Jose Muñoz, Alberto Breccia, Alex Toth and Frank Miller. Jimmy wanted to emphasize the bold color and graphic style of Victor’s art, and avoid hiding it with “vintage” texture. The goal was to have the collections feel modern, but still pay homage to the series’ roots.
Blade of the Immortal
Designing the first six Blade of the Immortal omnibus volumes was a full circle moment, as Blade of the Immortal was not only the first manga Jimmy ever read, but it was also the first Dark Horse publication he ever bought. Hiroaki Samura’s art is incredible, so Jimmy really wanted to showcase his work, and keep the rest of the design clean.
Advertised as a nine issue “back-alley face-lift” of the 1990s Dark Horse Comics’ Greatest World line, Catalyst Comix was a fun project to be a part of. The publisher and editors made a point to hire creators with a more psychedelic perspective, and it was exciting to play with that energy in the design of this collection.