Crush the Resistance

C4 2016 Print FINAL - Reduced 3Here’s one of my most recent pieces. The artwork was done for Cherry Capital Comic Convention in Traverse City, Michigan, to be used as the official poster and program guide cover. This is the alternate print that I designed using that artwork and is my first serious attempt at digital color.

We wanted the overall design to feel like a WWII propaganda poster and of course take advantage of the hype surrounding the latest Star Wars movie. The original design included a more ominous sky color, however, I opted to keep it ‘lighter’ in lieu of this being a family oriented event with a large number of young children in attendance.

The annual convention is held at the Grand Traverse Resort and the building in the background is their main building. My initial mock-ups did not include the building but the more I looked at it the more I realized how well the sharp, angular lines worked with the overall theme.

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