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Translating Volume 6’s transparency effects to print

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With the printing of Leif & Thorn Volume 6 funded, I’ve been getting the book files ready to go. (If you missed the campaign, you can still get books through the official BackerKit preorder store! It puts all the order info in the same place, making it that much easier for me to fulfill.)

Volume 6 is the one where, for plot reasons, a bunch of the comic images have effects that do not work in paperback.

So I thought I would share some of the alternate ideas I’m looking at for the print version, and ask which ones y’all like best.

Spoilers for Volume 6 ahead! If you’re not caught up with the strip online, don’t read ahead here.

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Voting for the exclusive Volume 6 mini-print

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The Leif & Thorn Volume 6 campaign is live, which means it’s poll time! Which art should I use for the exclusive mini-print that goes in every book?

As always, don’t worry about the exact sizes — they’re all high-res enough for these prints, and I’ll adjust them to look good at the right dimensions. Just focus on picking your favorite(s).

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Volume 6: Forget Me Not (Double) Cover Reveal

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It’s the time loop book! The one where characters break history so hard that the actual panels disintegrate around them! Which leaves me working on how to replicate the “transparent pixels” effect with…a printed paperback cover.

This started with a “mini mockups where I tinker with layout possibilities” post on Patreon.

And it’s ended up with these two basic variants:

I tried a couple different versions of the “cracks in reality” effect, ending up with this sharp zigzag effect for the edges. Couldn’t get the more detailed, rough-edged version I used in the strip to look good.

Maybe I’ll see if I can work out a “torn paper edges” effect before the actual printing? Maybe not. (Any updates about this, I’ll post directly on the Volume 6 crowdfunding campaign.)

As for the basic color scheme, though — that could go either way!

Which one do you like better, readers? Light mode, or dark mode?

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