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the two little maidens 1

the two little maidens 1

Tue, 06/08/2010
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Two Little Maidens

Tue, 06/08/2010 - 17:33 by Ananth in response to the two little maidens 1

We've been wanting to do this for weeks. This mini-short concludes on Thursday ... it's the pilot and setup for the Maidens fiction series we'll be doing alongside Girl with the Skeleton Hand and the others. 

I want to talk about the process a little bit here. The Two Little Maidens, as children, are done in the visual spirit of the Encyclopedia Brown and Nate the Great children's book series. Yuko spent half a day doing the research - she pulled up old covers and tracked down a font that looked a lot like the Encyclopedia Brown cover font (it's very similar to Clarendon, for the type-inclined). Then she did the letters by hand using a grid, which was painstaking but absolutely worth it - the type is gorgeous, especially the italics. Girl, you crazy. Tapping those books from our childhood was a natural fit. 

Also: Yuko has a design over at Threadless that's up for voting:  

It's called Coffee Loves Coffee! If you have a moment and wouldn't mind voting, that would be awesome!

Lastly, we just got in new ZooLOLogy, PaleontoLOLgy and Mawzantine Crest tees - once we do inventory they'll be up for grabs over in the store! We'll let you know when they're up. :)

Hope you guys like the new comic! See you Thursday!