GNLIB - Graphic Novels in Libraries
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Graphics Morgue
Images for PR and to Link to GNLIB On the Web

Why is this called a 'morgue?'
The term "morgue" can be used in the context of "a collection of images intended to be used as ideas for future graphics."  Graphic designers and advertisers often keep clippings of images.  While not really a "gallery" of completed images, the "morgue" may contain good examples of a single subject, such as "women's eyes," or "single trees."  When the designer needs to create an image, he or she would review the morgue for that subject, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the samples.  This provides an awareness of what has been done in the past, and may spark a few ideas about how to continue with the current project.  
    The images below were created very quickly, varying the theme, color, style.  As such, they are not "finished" graphics, but a collection of "good enoughs."  I am rarely sufficiently satisfied with any project to label it "done."  Everything is in a perpetual state of growth.  So, this is more a "morgue of good examples" rather than a "gallery of finished products."  As time permits and as the muse strikes,  It will change. It will grow. Enjoy.  -- Steve, GNLIB-On-The-Web.

Appropriate Use of GNLIB Graphics

PLEASE NOTE:  Angelfire does not allow deep-linking.  This means that you cannot simply link to the graphic that exists at an Angelfire web address.  To incorporate one of the images into your page, you must download the graphic, upload it to your web page, and link the image to the GNLIB On The Web site.

To Download An Image for Use
Right-click on the image you've selected.
Choose "Save Image As..." (or the similar command), and left-click.
Select a location to save the file on your hard-drive. (Remember where you put it!)

(To Upload the graphic to your website, or to Add the image to your site, the procedure will vary, depending on where your site is hosted.  Some providers require to you use FTP, some give you an upload box to browse for the files, some allow you to use FrontPage.  Consult your web host for more information.)

To Link the image to the GNLIB site
Again, the actual process will vary from host-to-host.  The address to link to is

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    This was chosen as our main logo because it incorporates all the important elements of graphic novels (image, word, color, black-and-white) with a line-art border around the balloon to symbolize hand-drawn artwork.  The bright colors also honor comics in general, the precursors to contemporary graphic novels, while the bold lines of the black Arial "Graphic Novels in Libraries" lend a more somber respectability to an otherwise flamboyant mélange of color.  Our logo is a nice blend of happy entertainment, in a box of professional "we have it all wrapped up."  Its too serious to be comedic, yet too colorful to be perceived as strictly scholarly.  (... and you thought it was just a logo! <G>)

   Or, if you prefer a more monochrome approach, we're developing seasonal tones for the logo.  We'll have this whole Winter-Spring-Summer-Fall thing going on soon. S;)

We intentionally left the square border around the images to help set it off against the background of your page.
Also, this helps delineate the white background, which is integral to the concept of the logo.
Please do not make the background transparent. 

Below are the prototype graphics we came up with during our design phase.
Feel free to use these as well.

    Don't be surprised if a version of this turns up being used as the logo for the O&OO Award.

    Just another way of saying it...

    The original looked too much like a hardware store logo.  The shading helped it quite a bit, then we got into our speech-balloon period...

    ,,, and experimented with cooler colors.

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