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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:37:37 pm 
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So, I am finally starting on my Valiant binding project through Herring & Robinson Bookbinders. I am doing complete Solar, XO and the Barry Smith issues of A&A.

I am doing the "custom cover" type binding, not the traditional type, just to see how they come out. They bind the books, and then send you sizes for each part of the cover, and you make custom designs, which they print and put on the cover. Here are my first 3 cover designs, X-O vol 1-3. BTW, big thanks to Steve Topper for providing me with his original templates.

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And the rest of them, as posted below. Thought they would look better together.

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Got my books today, total cost including shipping and a few extras, was $175.

Here are some photos:

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:41:12 pm 
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Cool, well chosen covers. And the back cover makes it really clear what's included.

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:50:31 pm 
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Thanks, man. Those are my 3 favorite XO covers of all time, by my favorite ALL TIME Artist, BWS, my favorite X-O artist, Sears, and the Quesada cover is just wicked.

Solar has a lot of cover choices, I will have to look for what's available in large images online.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:10:00 am 
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those look awesome!


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:35:09 pm 
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Very cool!


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 11:24:37 pm 
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And here are the rest of them, 3 volumes of Solar and one volume of A&A, the Barry Windsor Smith issues.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:23:30 am 
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Wow, just gorgeous. What's the cost per hardcover?

Thanks for any info!

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one question, what happens with pages that have ads on the back? Are the ads stil there? Or do they rescan and get rid of them?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:34:56 pm 
The admin around here must be getting old and soft.
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wallywest1980 wrote:
one question, what happens with pages that have ads on the back? Are the ads stil there? Or do they rescan and get rid of them?


The "guts" of these hardcovers are the original comics themselves. Nothing new is created, except the outer cover.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:46:53 pm 
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Carson wrote:
Wow, just gorgeous. What's the cost per hardcover?

Thanks for any info!


About $20 per volume, plus special additions I made, black paper, and other stuff, probably will end up $25 per. SO worth it :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:47:41 pm 
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wallywest1980 wrote:
one question, what happens with pages that have ads on the back? Are the ads stil there? Or do they rescan and get rid of them?


The ads that have comic pages on the other sides are still there, the ones that had ads on both are all out. Covers were stripped too, and included at the end in chronological order.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:01:52 pm 
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paradise wrote:
Carson wrote:
Wow, just gorgeous. What's the cost per hardcover?

Thanks for any info!


About $20 per volume, plus special additions I made, black paper, and other stuff, probably will end up $25 per. SO worth it :)


Wow. That is really tempting! I'm loving those books. Great job on the design. I've seen other Valiant hardcovers, but these are my favorite by far. Much richer graphicly. If I decide to go this route, would you be willing to share the templates as well?

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:32:28 pm 
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Carson wrote:
paradise wrote:
Carson wrote:
Wow, just gorgeous. What's the cost per hardcover?

Thanks for any info!


About $20 per volume, plus special additions I made, black paper, and other stuff, probably will end up $25 per. SO worth it :)


Wow. That is really tempting! I'm loving those books. Great job on the design. I've seen other Valiant hardcovers, but these are my favorite by far. Much richer graphicly. If I decide to go this route, would you be willing to share the templates as well?

Thanks!
Carson


Of course, I got my inspiration and the original template files (which I only used for the images on the back covers) from another member here.

Though they require a lot of work in a good graphics program because the company sends you a file with EXACT dimensions, so you have to recreate a particular size file and then do design, for each volume. A bit time consuming, and requires some basic Photoshop knowledge (and software).

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:22:07 pm 
I'm just glad it was pretty good, long and drawn out. (that's what she said.)
I'm just glad it was pretty good, long and drawn out. (that's what she said.)

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Amazing! I had no idea it could be so affordable or well done!

How long until you will have the finished copies?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:19:45 pm 
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3-4 weeks

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:46:17 pm 
Just jumpin' through time arcs, that's all.
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So, for around $25, you get basicaly 23 or so comics in a beautiful hardcover? Or are you just selling the cover itself, and fans supply their own comics to be included?
Sorry, I'm a newbie to all this, not up on everything. Help a newbie!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:10:33 pm 
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So, for around $25, you get basicaly 23 or so comics in a beautiful hardcover? Or are you just selling the cover itself, and fans supply their own comics to be included?
Sorry, I'm a newbie to all this, not up on everything. Help a newbie!

You supply the books and send them to a bindery and the $20 to $25 pays the bindery to turn your stack of individual comics into a nice hardcover book per the design you've chosen in advance. There are shipping costs as well. So you've got the costs of the comics, bindery materials and services fees, shipping fees, and your time. Hope that helps and welcome to the board. :thumb:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:27:38 pm 
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^ what he said :thumb:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:04:16 pm 
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Thanks guys. Guess I gotta get to work on collecting those books!


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Thanks guys. Guess I gotta get to work on collecting those books!


Have I got a fan? 8-)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:39:14 pm 
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Oh, my board name? Hah! Yes, I guess you're my muse Chiclo. Big fan of the podcast! been blazing through them. We could have a whole thread just on OTV! I'm sure there already is one though, huh?


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Oh, my board name? Hah! Yes, I guess you're my muse Chiclo. Big fan of the podcast! been blazing through them. We could have a whole thread just on OTV! I'm sure there already is one though, huh?


100+ pages and still going strong.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:19:22 pm 
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Got my books today, total cost including shipping and a few extras, was $175.

Here are some photos:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:27:27 pm 
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Those look great!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:14:06 pm 
Guess I'll have ta' start bein' on here 25 hours a day
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Those are awesome, Ed :thumb: !

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