Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Invader!

Something a little different this time - a logo I did for a friend's band:



and here are a few shots of the logo in "action":






I have a background in graphic design, but haven't done much of it in the comics industry. I did however, create the logo for one of the books I worked on. Anyone care to take a guess?

10 comments:

Jason Truong said...

Crux? El Cazador?

Steve Epting said...

You're certainly on the right track. Narrow it down to one.

thedanofsteel said...

I vote Crux :D

Tiziano said...

It's Crux.....

Frador said...

Is it RAGE?

David Pentecost said...

Since everyone is voting for Crux, how about El Cazador?

Steve, I'm a late comer to your art and the whole Captain America rage but I've collected the trade paperbacks and am up to speed on the monthly series. Hope to see you back on the art side of Cap's comics again soon.

Steve Epting said...

Well, I'm surprised by this response. Crux? Really?

Anyway, the correct answer is El Cazador, and for getting it correct, David wins... well, nothing. But thanks for the comments David and everyone else (except you Frador, I know who you are:)).

About El Caz - we were trying to get a promo piece of art done for Megacon and production needed a logo we could put on it right away. I went back to my desk and drew it quickly, figuring it would be good enough for promo art and we could do a proper one later. We never got around to doing another one because everyone was satisfied with what we had, including (uncharacteristically) me.

Tiziano said...

:-( opps

drewgeraci said...

I think El Caz was the first Crossgen logo that didn't use existing fonts, which is why it stands out nicely.

I just wish the logo wasn't done in foil on the trade paperback, but that's a minor gripe 'cause the contents are a thing of beauty.

Steve Epting said...

I think you're right Drew. I generally prefer not to use existing fonts if possible, at least not without tweaking them considerably. Incidentally, the INVADER logo was hand drawn (digitally) and not based on any font in particular, though I had the Iron Maiden logo in the back of my mind while working on it (it's always been one of my favorites).

I'm not a big fan of the foil logo on the El Caz trade either. My biggest complaint though, is that the covers weren't included. Neither was page 1 of the first issue, which ruins the opening scene (for me, at least).