So thanks to the generous folks who've contributed to the Save Senryu Fundraiser it looks I should be able to get the book printed, granted a few more donations come in before the 15th.

Since it's looking good I'm keeping to the same schedule and should be going to print the end of next week.

This weekend has been dedicated to creating the cover and I wanted to share with you guys. This will give you a little peak into the process as well as an idea of what to look for on shelves come December 30th.

Once I settle on a layout I do a rough pencil sketch at about 8x10.
senryucoversketch
Next up I scan that, print it out at 11x17 on bristol as blue lines and ink it with various brushes, pens, brush-pens, toothbrushes, etc.
senryu_coverinks
Next I scan it in, prep the lineart for colors and do the basic typeesetting. Then I prep to do flats.
senryu_b&w
Flatting is monotonous but essential.
sneryu_flat
Once flats are finished I go in and do the final coloring and rendering. This is the really fun part.
senryu_colorholds
Once colors are done It's back to typesetting and design for color choices and final placement, etc. I went with a studio standard 1/3 wrap cover, since all our Space-Gun books share the feature.
senryu_web
And there's the finished piece, now you know what to look for come December 30th.
Cover&BackCover
Thanks for reading, if you'd like to donate please do, the fundraiser will be ongoing until the 15th when I go to print or overshoot my deadline!