I have made quite a few notebook covers for others, but this one is mine, to replace the SSG cover I made a few years ago. That one was refinished, buffed, and passed on to a good NCO to carry until he gets promoted out of it; he can pass it on to someone else then.
Not a big fan of unicorns, but I can do dragons all day long. For my first foray, I chose something relatively simple. This is the imperial crest from the Elder Scrolls series of computer games, of which Matt and I are both big fans. I figured it would make a classy cover design and, unlike the minor X-Com flub with my little brother, I know Matt would recognize it because it’s been in all of the games for years and years.
XCOM: UFO Defense (1994) was one of the defining gaming moments of my childhood. I still have not played the modern “reimagining,” XCOM: Enemy Unknown, mostly because I don’t have a modern enough operating system. (I cling bitterly to guns, religion, and Windows XP.) I figured it would make a good theme, however, for my little brother’s notebook cover for Christmas.
This is the unit shield for the new game, credited to Studio Art Director Steve Ogden.
I’m a big fan of simple, sometimes. This was done up for a white elephant gift exchange at work. Several of us conspired to bring comic book-themed gifts targeted at one specific coworker, who will then have to choose (and possibly beg and barter). This was my entry.
Nothing terribly fancy. I did a fair bit of googling to find out what the preferred Green Lantern logo was for those “in the know,” since apparently this is one of those debated things. I lost the link where I found this particular variant, but the blog author’s logic was sound to my ignorant mind. (I know virtually nothing about Green Lantern that I didn’t find out in this article.)