A Rose By Any Other Name

It’s the holiday season, and what better time to announce that a slew of DC books will be getting new talent in 2012?

Kidding aside, I actually have to give DC credit here. They have not handled the whole “New 52” line with kid gloves, and if you are a creator who is late with work, or the book isn’t performing up to expectation, then changes are made. It’s a harsh reality, but in the end one that I think will be good for the books in question.

What remans to be see is which title will be the first to be straight-up cancelled under this new attitude.

Also, The logo game is an interesting one to those like myself who are outside of it. Knowing the people that I do who work in advertising and brand management, I know that there is a lot of thought and effort that goes into creating and designing a logo. In many cases, every curve, line and element of the design is carefully selected to evoke the right message about the company, product or service the logo is branding. It’s a subtle art that has many more layers than most people give it credit for.

However, when the rumour mill stated that DC may be considering a change in their logo, one couldn’t help but wonder if they’d consider a more direct approach.

Today’s page was done by the ever-impressive Mr. Ryan Lee:

Ryan Lee is a freelance illustrator/designer diligently working out of his home studio surrounded by foxes and spiders in Northwestern Michigan. Since his graduation from the College for Creative Studies in 1999, he has been steadily working in various creative mediums including (but not limited to) illustration, advertising, graphic design, character design, fine art painting, and storyboards. Most recently, Ryan has refocused his work efforts on the comic book industry, a passion of his since he first picked up a pen as a child.

I do apologize for the briefness of this post, but as I’m sure you know it’s a busy time of year! On behalf of all of us who work on Gutters, let me extend to you warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and a safe and wonderful Holiday!

Be good, eat lots and we’ll see you here Monday!


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