For Cartoon Violence’s second studio album, the CDs are being produced on demand by Amazon.com. I modified my digital art designs to fit within the templates provided by Amazon and this is the physical result. The insert opens up to reveal advertisements for other albums and T-shirts on the inside.
CD Booklet for The Sincerelys – Happy Here On In
This booklet for The Sincerelys’ debut CD was made in close cooperation with the lyricist and artist, Bernard McKenna. First, the lyrics were typeset to fit within a 20 page booklet. Then, the typeset lyrics were printed out and Bernard drew line drawings in the white space around the lyrics, using tracing paper over the printouts. After those were scanned, the line drawings were cleaned up and printed out on high quality paper. The line drawings on that paper were then colored by Bernard, scanned in one final time, and composited against ink marbling backgrounds we had made together and scanned separately. Finally, the lyrics font was changed from a standard system font to one which I made with Bernard, converting a sheet of his handwriting into a reusable font so that the hand written look could be achieved while still leveraging the previously typeset lyrics.
CD Booklet for Cartoon Violence – Robots and Dinosaurs
This 16 page color booklet was made for the album Robots and Dinosaurs by my band Cartoon Violence. I did all the layout work and contributed about a third of the artwork. I assembled all the text in Adobe InDesign, then composited all the art assets into Photoshop layouts which were then imported back to InDesign for final rendering.