My bookplate, for SPX’s Graphic Novel Gift Program! I love SPX, it’s a lovely convention, run by lovely people, attended by lovely people, and they give away A TON of graphic novels each year to a deserving public library. How great is that?! Each year they ask a different artist to illustrate a bookplate to be put on the books, and I’m honored to have done this year’s. See SPX’s post about it here!
I was basically given free reign on what I wanted to do, so I went straight for a pastoral combo of fantasy & sci-fi. The bookplates themselves are only around 2-3 inches, so I had to keep the image simple and readable. My initial idea of a reversible bookplate didn’t make the cut (maybe I’m just TOO EDGY for the man. Or maybe it was just ~totally unreadable~ whoops!) but I’m pretty happy with the final product.
Big thanks to Warren Bernard and Catherine Fraas!
(Also thanks to Andrea Kalfas
for the idea of the tether!)
P.S. I’ll have some other posts soon about some SURPRISE THINGS I’ll be bringing to SPX!
See you there!