CMYK: CYAN Cover + Interior design
The first of the Vertigo Quarterly CMYK Anthologies hits shops today. As you can tell from the talent line-up, there some good comics in here.
I found out you can’t print a UPC on an all cyan background so the white bar had to be included in the final cover design. I lobbied to get us an upgrade from the same interior paper that most big publishers are using for cover stock now. And Vertigo delivered the goods with a heavy weight gloss cover stock that puts a nice weight behind it. You feel like you’re holding an interesting object worth your money. Which I think is an important thing in monthly floppy comics.
For the interior design, the amount of blue in each color swatch corresponds to the page number of that story. So the first story is 3% cyan color fill, the last is 71% fill and we come full circle with the cover which is 100% cyan.