This was for a collection of Drew Friedman strips in 1985. I don't know who did the first design, but the publisher thought it was weak and asked me to rework it. The drawings were beautiful but the typography and composition was lame. I put together a sketch with a symmetrical approach, something I usually avoid, but this time it worked. The final image is the printed cover. Someone else did the final typography and changed the logo and made a few more little alterations but it works. And who can argue with a giant Shemp head?
Noir is Hell
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