InDesign auto page re-size

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Blog, book design, InDesign help | No Comments

I love this lesser known feature and rarely needed to use it. I created a 40 page A4 eBook and my client later decided to print smaller, hard copies. So, how to change the layout from A4 to A5 and resize all images and text styles to fit? All kinds of users aired their frustrations […]

Space book design

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Blog, book design | No Comments

It is now 3 years since beginning the self-publishing journey with the graphic novel Yuri’s Day. The publishing team has got together again to bring things up to the moment with current happenings in space travel. Work is well underway with the publishers loving our first draft. Nice to here a client using the word […]

How to make a graphic novel: 10-11

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Blog | No Comments

How to make a graphic novel: 8-9

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in Blog, Graphic novel | No Comments

STALIN RE-EDUCATION CAMP, 1939 Condensing the brutal reality of the Gulags, the Soviet ‘re-education camps’ into nine frames was ambitious. Fortunately I had some effective dialogue, based on survivor testimony, that had the quality of suggesting a lot in a few exchanges. All I had to do was give it a setting. Since Tsarist times […]

How to make a Graphic Novel: 6-7

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Graphic novel | No Comments

THE ROAD TO THE STARS – Korolev’s early career, and the events that are the background to it, could easily fill several books on their own. The Soviet revolutionaries are building a completely new society in the wreckage of old Imperial Russia. It is a sometimes violent and bloody process. In the midst of this […]

How to make a graphic novel: 4-5

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Graphic novel | No Comments
How to make a graphic novel: 4-5

Welcome comrade, to the authoritarian world of pre-war Soviet Union… Lenningrad, 1933 a young aeronautical engineer Sergei Korolev works in a rocket lab. 4 years later, his childhood dream is to be put on hold as Stalin begins his great ‘purge’. A gulag re-education camp in deepest Siberia… an odd place to start a graphic […]

How to make a graphic novel

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Graphic novel, News | No Comments

Starts here… a blog detailing the efforts and skills in creating a graphic novel, all told in the words of Andrew King, our team illustrator and story distiller. Andrew did more than just illustrate. He was the architect making this concise study work in storyboard form, planning the panels for each spread, keeping them dynamic […]

Creativity is receptive

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in News | No Comments

‘”Leave space. Creativity is in the listening and the emptying. We LISTEN for an idea or a song, we don’t think it up. Creativity is receptive, not active.” Where it comes from does not matter. Yoga, Qi Gong, ‘loo’ meditation… simply ask a question and leave Time to find the answer. Emptiness allows the inspiration […]

WordPress website design service

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in News | No Comments

Websites like this can be yours. Spaced specialises in WordPress database driven web spaces. We can also offer a bespoke service to give a more individual look that is removed from the many template driven designs such as our Yuri’s Day site.