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#1 Offline CrunchbiteNuva

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Posted Jun 02 2013 - 12:23 AM

FRONT PAGE! Thank you guys :)

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Edit: Added a book jacket, everything's all good now :)

Edit: it appears that i spelled compendium wrong all over the book, i will have to fix that, what i get for working so late...Here it is, my baby. A handcut, sewn, and bound Bionicle comic collection :)

I started on this last year, looking for all the issues I was missing seeing as I started liking Bionicle around the time of the Mask of Light Movie. Then came all the atrocious stuff that I did that would make you guys want to kill me. I cut off parts of the first comics so that they would be the same size of the more recent ones, and also removed the staples and punch in holes for the thread. However, school came and this was left in storage until I finally got to it this summer. Got the web-exclusive Ignition 6 printed out and also a table of contents. Sewing took about 2 days, gluing and putting on the cover took today to do. All in all, I'm pretty satisfied and stoked (except for having to cut those part then my friends and family were asking why didn't I just make it into 2 volumes instead? )Progress pics can be seen here and I will upload more pictures of the final product later:

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Posted Jun 02 2013 - 10:39 AM

Really great man! I think this is better than the graphic novels because with those you ought to be very careful not to open it to much cause it´s delicate


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Posted Jun 02 2013 - 08:53 PM

That book cover looks nice. Gives it the feeling of Bionicle.


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Posted Jun 04 2013 - 09:47 PM

You must sell these.Gah I want it so bad.But wow, that looks seriously amazing.How many hours would you say it took?
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Posted Jun 04 2013 - 09:53 PM

You must sell these.Gah I want it so bad.But wow, that looks seriously amazing.How many hours would you say it took?

I can't quite remember. Like I said, it was a total of 3 days that I took to actually make this. Prep work (removing the staples, etc.) was maybe only one hour. Sewing maybe 8 hours in the course of 2 days, and gluing the spine and cover literally took a whole day from morning to night. So, 20+ hours, I guess.

 

This is one of those things I really wished LEGO would've thought about selling when they decided to end the storyline (still waiting on an Art of Bionicle book also :P)


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Posted Jun 05 2013 - 02:07 AM

Crunchy, you never cease to amaze. This looks incredible! I could almost mistake it for an actual book being mass-produced for consumers everywhere. Truly astounding bit of work, here.

But cutting some of the comics to fit with the newer smaller ones? The thought of that makes me cringe a little. 

That aside, may I ask how you did the texture on the cover? It almost reminds me of mold that you sometimes find in older books. Gives it an older, worn look. Great job!

 

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Posted Jun 05 2013 - 10:00 AM

Crunchy, you never cease to amaze. This looks incredible! I could almost mistake it for an actual book being mass-produced for consumers everywhere. Truly astounding bit of work, here.

But cutting some of the comics to fit with the newer smaller ones? The thought of that makes me cringe a little. 

That aside, may I ask how you did the texture on the cover? It almost reminds me of mold that you sometimes find in older books. Gives it an older, worn look. Great job!

 

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Thanks! I bought some textured paper from Michaels, the art store and I just printed my cover off of that. Originally, I was gonna find some metallic paper and try to give the book a worn down look as if it came from the age of metal. For the mold stuff, I Googled aged paper textures and took one that I liked and tweaked it for use for the cover.


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Posted Jun 05 2013 - 01:43 PM

[color=#0000cd;]That's so cool! I thought for a second you were selling this because I would've gotten this right off the bat. The cover and jacket feel so right with Bionicle. And the UUD symbol and the alphabet is a nice touch. Looks pretty offical with the logos and all.[/color]

 

[color=#0000cd;]Now do a big book with all the chapter books from scholastic. ;)[/color]

 

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Posted Jun 05 2013 - 06:07 PM

Better than my collection, they're just in sleeves and tucked away in a Staples box. =C

Do you have all the issues or just starting after #13 or #14? Just saw the construction gallery.

And if you do, did you include some of the extras like the McDonald's "Challenge of the Rahi?" or the Metru Nui lunchable promotions? I'm also curious as to how you dealt with some of the mini comics like #10 or #12 and how you can justify cutting up D'anda and Sayger's. (He gave me a free print at ComicCon, bless him)

 

I hope for your sake you aren't bothered by the double misspelling of Compendium on the book (not the dust jacket though) and the fact that bottom of the Lego and DC logos should be aligned with the bottom of the book when it's standing upright.

 

I love the unique presentation of each set of comics, but I can't say I wouldn't love to a nicely fat volume like this as a lovely coffee table edition to compliment them.


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Posted Jun 05 2013 - 06:20 PM

Better than my collection, they're just in sleeves and tucked away in a Staples box. =C

Do you have all the issues or just starting after #13 or #14? Just saw the construction gallery.

And if you do, did you include some of the extras like the McDonald's "Challenge of the Rahi?" or the Metru Nui lunchable promotions? I'm also curious as to how you dealt with some of the mini comics like #10 or #12 and how you can justify cutting up D'anda and Sayger's. (He gave me a free print at ComicCon, bless him)

 

I hope for your sake you aren't bothered by the double misspelling of Compendium on the book (not the dust jacket though) and the fact that bottom of the Lego and DC logos should be aligned with the bottom of the book when it's standing upright.

 

I love the unique presentation of each set of comics, but I can't say I wouldn't love to a nicely fat volume like this as a lovely coffee table edition to compliment them.

I didn't have any of the promotional comics unfortunately nor could I find them (Most of the early comics I had to buy from online stores that specializes in selling overstock/used issues)

 

The mini comics were sewed in as well; I didn't scan and print larger versions since I had them and didn't want some leftovers out of the book. I didn't want to have to scan all the pages and just have a bindery make the book for me, that's expensive and I really wanted something I made with my own hands. Really don't know what to say to Sayger because yeah, he's a cool guy (gave me a free print, also :))

 

I changed the rotation of the logos because it just seemed weird to me the other way and I've seen some volumes with logos like that (I could easily print out another book jacket if I want.)


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Posted Jun 05 2013 - 06:37 PM

I changed the rotation of the logos because it just seemed weird to me the other way and I've seen some volumes with logos like that (I could easily print out another book jacket if I want.)

I think normally they will be sideways if it's a longer logo, like DC's Vertigo, if it's a press, or the spine is really thin. DC would also most likely flip the locations of Lego's logo and theirs, since it's standard practice for the DC logo to go at the bottom of the spine.

 

The horizontal and vertical centering on both of them seem too close on the bottom, but again, it's your book. If you're happy with it then it turned out right. "Compendium" also is not centered under Bionicle, but when standing up it gives it more gravitational visual weight, so /whatev, you know?


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Posted Jun 06 2013 - 07:09 PM

How much would you estimate it cost?


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Posted Jun 06 2013 - 09:43 PM

How much would you estimate it cost?

If LEGO were to produce something like this commercially, I would guestimate from $60-70 average based on spine thickness (almost 2 inches) and from comic collection/compendium books I've seen being sold by Marvel/DC/TopCow/etc


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Posted Jun 07 2013 - 08:25 AM

This is fantastic! I want to make one of these, except for the serials. The only thing I'm going to say is, don't cut up comics. It feels sacrilegious to me. You should have found this instead. The pages are quite smaller than the comics, though. Other than that, great job!


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Posted Jun 19 2013 - 09:59 AM

VERY nice work! I am impressed! I wish I could buy this. XD


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Posted Jun 19 2013 - 04:26 PM

that's awesome! Ill take 10 of them.


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Posted Jun 19 2013 - 04:54 PM

This makes me all teary and nostalgic.  Truly beautiful work.  I'm really impressed with the quality!


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Posted Jun 19 2013 - 05:15 PM

I want to make one of these, except for the serials.

 

Same here. But it should also include all the Bionicle books as well (obviously not in that massive font, though).


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Posted Jun 19 2013 - 05:17 PM

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Posted Jun 19 2013 - 05:22 PM

This is awe-inspiring. Fantastic job; Imyself would never be able to do this, mainly because I can't stand sewing for the life of me. I wish I could, though. It would certainly open upva whole other realm of artistic possibilities.Maybe I'll give it another go sometime - it's stuff like this that influences me in my own personal projects. Great job again.


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Posted Jun 19 2013 - 05:26 PM

That looks simply amazing! Great job!Although the thumbnail keeps sending me to a blank page instead of a larger picture...
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Posted Jun 19 2013 - 06:54 PM

This was quite the endeavor. I'm kinda glad you did this, to organize shortened versions of early comics in one reliable tome! 


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Posted Jun 19 2013 - 07:34 PM

Amazing. Lego definitely needs to make something like this!

 

Also, how did you make the book jacket?


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Posted Jun 19 2013 - 07:58 PM

Amazing. Lego definitely needs to make something like this!

 

Also, how did you make the book jacket?

Same way I did the original grey cover in the progress pics, I printed it out on 3 separate sheets, trimming and folding the ends where I would glue them to make them look more presentable.


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Posted Jun 19 2013 - 08:27 PM

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Posted Jun 19 2013 - 11:23 PM

It's... beautiful.

Seriously, if you could find a way to mass produce these, I'm sure half of us would buy it. (I would, for one.)

What kind of binding agent did you use for the spine? It must be really tough to keep it from falling apart again.


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Posted Jun 20 2013 - 02:16 AM

[color=#000080;]Wouldn't cutting the comics ruin the read?[/color]


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Posted Jun 20 2013 - 03:18 AM

Dang, now that is a work of art.

Would love to have one in my bookshelf :D

Especially loving the "official" look it has :D


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Posted Jun 20 2013 - 04:08 AM

Me wantee. Seriously, though, well done on undertaking such a huge task. Now all that's needed is to spam LEGO until they mass-produce it.

It's like, a box set, only for comics. I love box sets. Although I will side with the majority in that I disagree with the trimming of the classics. I would have scanned them and printed them off smaller.


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Posted Jun 20 2013 - 01:35 PM

Nice... Now I want to do something like this!

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If Lego actually sold this, I would buy it in a heartbeat


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Posted Jun 20 2013 - 06:08 PM

If Lego actually sold this, I would buy it in a heartbeat

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Posted Jun 20 2013 - 11:18 PM

[font="'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"][color=#008080;]This is truly a monumental piece of work. If only such a work was produced by the folks over at LEGO. At least we have the Papercutz graphic novels.[/color][/font]

 

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D'you know, I've seen this already on that one art site! It's still as impressive now as it was then!


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Posted Jun 22 2013 - 07:04 AM

Beautiful, simply beautiful. I wish there were more I could say, but... well, this is excellently done. 


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Posted Jul 14 2013 - 09:24 PM

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Posted Jul 15 2013 - 01:27 AM

My god. This is beautiful.

 

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Posted Aug 10 2013 - 01:38 PM

HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT FOR THIS.

 

I actually tried doing this nice, but t's in a ###### binder and has only like, 2/3 of the comics.


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Posted Nov 24 2013 - 06:40 PM

daaaaaaang that looks amazing! I wish I had thought of that!
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