*True story… I literally did not know the Hall of Fame game was on tonight until I stumbled upon it a couple of minutes after 8:00 pm Eastern time. I knew we were close to the pre-season, but the Hall of Fame game is always on Sunday and that kicks off my looking for the pre-season games on TV. Also, the guys are finally learning that the couch is not a safe zone! 🙂
Congratulations to the Carolina Panthers for making it to the Super Bowl this year! Only one loss all season, and that to a team in their division with whom they split games… so basically they beat everyone on their schedule so far at least once. That, and the itch to draw, prompted me to recreate their official NFL team logo this week.
It is fun to design new logos, but I also enjoy recreating vector versions of logos that I like. Sometimes these things also sneak into comic strips or parodies that I do, so don’t be surprised if you see this pop up elsewhere now that I have a clean rendered version.
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For practice and enhancing my portfolio, I have many works-in-progress that are unsolicited, non-commissioned projects that I do just to keep the creative juices flowing. Of course if the parties involved like what I am doing and want to contact me for commissioned work based upon my prototype designs, they are more than welcome to do so!
With Duke University college football back to prominence the last couple of years, I started playing around with a concept to tweak their official logo with a little football flair:
I’ve had an idea in my head that I wanted to get a preliminary design done for an Avengers logo (based on the Marvel Comics title). It’s a variation on their traditional design where I wanted to see how it looks if you essentially merge the first two letters together:
The Avengers concept spawned a design idea for the Marvel Comics logo itself. Traditionally they go with fairly clean lettering so it is easy to read, but I wanted to see what some merging of boundaries between letters would do to the design. Here are a few color variations on this idea:
When I started this blog and this comic strip, I always intended it to meander a bit and not always be intentionally funny. There are those who would say I have succeeded in not being funny already!
Having said that… this weekend’s all-at-once story is not intended to be funny. It’s just something I felt I needed to say through the words of a fictional character. I originally intended to post it last weekend, but decided to wait because of my comic convention appearance. The tone of this particular story felt at odds with the upbeat nature of a family comic convention.
So, the timing is now slightly askew, but the sentiment and meaning behind this story is still the same… “Football Sees One” now follows.