Finally I have finished the cover for the printed version of Phill from GCHQ,
which I funded through Kickstarter earlier this year.
The motive of the frontpage is taken from early in the comic where Phill, the main character, is possessed by three evil Celtic Gods in the server room cellars under the GCHQ headquarter in Cheltenham in the UK.
On the back one can see in the corners Celtic trinity knots, and in the bottom above the ISBN code a Dara Knot, old symbols of mostly Irish origin.
As Phill from GCHQ
is a European comic it is in the A4 format. I hope that the Americans who ordered it will find a way to fit it into their comic book shelfs.
The artwork is, like most of what I create, made with Krita
, but the ornaments on the back is first handdrawn in Krita and then traced into vector graphics with Inkscape
, the application I also use for putting text in the bubbles.
All this means that I will soon take up working on Phill again. For anybody who is in doubt what Phill from GCHQ is you can see the promotional video I made for the Kickstarter here: (yes, I play the piano myself)