106 Bullets

So I encountered this tweet this morning from John Johnston via David Kernohan which points to this Tumblr from the ds106 shrink. “106 bullets” naturally made me think of 100 Bullets, the last comic book I paid attention to. So I had to find a way to bring them together.

100bulletsI picked this cover, mainly because it looked easy to work with. The first thing I had to do was change the logo to 106. I wanted to find a matching font so I could pretty much just stick a 6 on top, but I didn’t have anything that looked quite right. What The Font was no help. So I used Adobe Illustrator to distort some Arial Black until it looked almost close enough. That was a lot more work than it needed to be because my Illustrator skills are weak. The next thing to do was to swap out that guy with the demonic grin.

alanSince the web is crawling with Groom art, I decided to put in a smiling Cogdog. I did a Google image search for a suitable image, made it grayscale and played with the levels to boost the contrast. I did this thinking I could use one of the photoshop layer blending modes to mimic the look of the original. And here’s what I came up with.

 

106bulletsNo point to it really. Just making my own Saturday morning cartoon.

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5 Responses to 106 Bullets

  1. Alan Levine says:

    Aw shucks , made it to the cover of a comic. Nice work on the modifications; to me re framing covers and posters is one of the most rewarding bullets of da106. You really nailed the changing of 100 to 106.

    So what’s the genre of 106 bullets?

  2. DS106 Shrink says:

    How lovely! I now have to make the movie or design the comic book! The DS106 Shrink approves and now would love to see a version starring ColinDog and Cogdog 🙂 with one of Alan’s amazing photos of Colin when he visited:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/10545712185/in/photostream/

    There must be a famous dog duo that would fit another poster if not this one?

    Really enjoyed it, Paul. Glad you felt like making art this weekend. Mariana ( the DS106 headless 13 Shrink and owner of Colin Dog)

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  5. Thanks for the great post! Will definitely check out the mapping app.

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