To be honest, I didn’t think I’d keep up with with Don’t Call Me Cupcake. Making it brings me a lot of joy, and I’m pretty good at self-sabotage.
But then people like Fishspit, Billy da Bunny, Black Wolf, Robert from MoreVerbs, LogPoes and others told me how much they’re enjoying them/taking from them/identifying with them… My zine about me became not just about me in its making (as it should be with zines).
So now as I am settling into making them at least semi-regularly, I’m looking at the design and thinking… Do I need a change?
Don’t get me wrong; I like the current design. Even if I do have to handcut cupcakes. A lot of cupcakes. But I’m thinking that with such similar covers but for the recent addition of titles and the changes in number (Don’t Call Me Cupcake 1, Don’t Call Me Cupcake 2, etc), they’re very similar.
I was thinking of a series of sketches for the front that, when put together, actually make their own comic. Something simple but funny involving Zine Ninja and cupcakes.
Alas, I don’t have any artistic skills and commercial licenses for images are a bit beyond my wallet at the moment.
I am, of course, up for other ideas even if I am a little married to the sketches I have in my head.
Still, what do you think? Could the design do with a reboot?