I was trying to get my bookshelves more organized a few days ago but was having a hard time staying focused because this kind of stuff drives me nuts! (OK, admittedly, I’m a little obsessive/compulsive for sure, but…) I’m as glad as the next guy that comics are no longer available exclusively as saddle-stitched periodicals or shoddily put together trade paperbacks, but if you’re going to go for the “bookshelf crowd,” at least make sure your books look good on a shelf!
ARGGGH! If you’re going to “revamp” the look of a series, at least let it finish out first.
See comment above.
What happened here? Maybe since they got “The Comics Journal Library” the wrong color in volume two, they just said To Hell with it from there on out?
Seriously, it takes more effort to do this wrong (assuming you’re just modifying an existing InDesign template for each volume). Bonus WTF points here: they switched from glossy to smooth paper for no apparent reason for Volume 2.
I don’t want to seem like a total curmudgeon, so here’s how it’s done well. Q: Why is it that every Manga series looks great collected on your shelf? A: Manga nerds post pictures of their bookshelves to message boards and they don’t put up with the foolishness on display above.
Another nice looking series.