As I’ve reported before, cartoonist Hope Larson has been working on a graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic science fiction novel A Wrinkle in Time. If you’ve been wondering what some of the characters might look like, Larson recently posted the banner she’s designed for convention season that gives you a glimpse of them.
“If you look closely at the cover of the book you’ll see that the illustrations I used for this banner are the three tiny silhouettes under the title,” she said on her blog. “I thought that was a waste of some nice inks, so I’m glad I was able to repurpose the artwork here. The banner is 33″ x 80″, so I scanned in the artwork, dumped it into Illustrator, converted it to a vector image with Live Trace, blew it way up and tossed some colors in there. The cursive lettering I did by hand; it’s a combination of my own handwriting and handwriting from an old notebook I bought that contains 200 pages of handwritten home ec notes. The type is my old standby Times New Larson, which John Martz put together for me some years ago.”
The graphic novel is currently scheduled for an Oct. 2 release.