A long time ago I wrote something I called an experiment in prosetry… It was poetry masquerading as prose, or so I liked to tell myself. I didn’t really do anything with it, but I revisit it from time to time. Recently, mainly since starting my blog, I started thinking about how I might be able to tweak the story a bit and perhaps make a short illustrated story out of it.
I have some visuals in mind for parts of the story, and other parts are less refined. I never seem to have the time to really work on it or sketch anything out like I’d want… but I finally sat down the other day and worked up this one thing.
The idea here is that on the opening splash page, the title of the story would appear as part of the art. It’s a thing you see a lot in comic storytelling, where names or titles are worked into an opening or closing panel of a story. I basically wanted to just see if the idea in my head would work as well on the page. So, I created this mainly as a proof of concept and hopefully to serve as a reminder that I really need to work on the actual story sometime! The design itself might have to be reworked to match the rest of the story art, depending on the style I end up using for that, but I think it mostly works in the way I wanted it to work.
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If you haven’t guessed by now, I am a long-time fan of Doctor Who. The only reason I haven’t watched every episode of the series is because of the tragic loss of so many of the earliest episodes of this long-running science-fiction show from the BBC. So over a period of a few days during the past week I decided to tackle creating some of my favorite logo designs from this show’s history.
The blue diamond logo design first showed up near the end of Jon Pertwee‘s tenure as the Doctor. It lasted until the next-to-last season of the Tom Baker era. The title sequence used the blue version, while the more colorful version has been used in various marketing and product offerings. If you look closely, there are slight differences beyond just the color changes.
Next up is the neon logo, introduced in Tom Baker‘s final season and used all the way to the end of Peter Davison‘s tenure. This is probably my favorite version of the show’s title design. It was more painful to draw than you might imagine, not because it was difficult but in order to get all the accents just right, I had to be painstakingly methodical about the way I constructed it.
Last, and I guess in some ways least… the title design from the Sylvester McCoy era. In the actual title sequence, this is a three-dimensional design that rotates. It’s actually kind of slick when you see the animation in action. I don’t hate this logo design by any means, I just don’t love it as much as the others in this post.
Let me know what you think!