This book had to be two things - a 10th anniversary tome depicting the making of the comic strip, but also the volume 10 story arc which was about Jane in space in a spoof of “The Last Starfighter”. The two themes couldn’t have been more different, so in order to make the cover reflect both, I made a fictionalized version of Paige’s drawing table with the comic being created. The actual strips shown highlight the plot points in the storyline. As both elements of the book share one thing — the number 10 — I used Paige’s pen and Jane’s beloved iconic donut to form the shape of the number.
The book has a nice matte finish and the title and the “10” and a few of the objects are highlighted in spot UV. Original layout mockup was done in Illustrator, with object photography by Evelyn Braddock who was fantastic to art direct and sent me way more objects than I needed to make the final photoshop composite shown above.