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InDesign auto page re-size

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...

Space book design

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...

How to make a graphic novel: 8-9

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...

How to make a Graphic Novel: 6-7

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...