In 2013, Aaron Dietz will produce 12 books in 12 months. Find out more here.

Charlie Potter Named 12 in 12 Art Director; Publishers Interested in Multiple Titles (a 12 in 12 Update)

Posted: February 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Long, Other People, Serious, With Pictures | 5 Comments »

I’m super happy to announce that Charlie Potter has officially joined the 12 in 12 project as Art Director. This means that he’ll be responsible for producing the covers for 11 of the 12 titles (one of the titles will be put out by Uno Kudo, the non-profit organization headed by designer Erin McParland), as well as oversee the development of any guest art included in the project. For one or two of the titles, he’ll do some interior illustrations also.

Charlie Potter is the brilliant book designer for Super, a book that required an intense amount of design in simulating physical documents as well as emulating the look of a corporate superhero environment (letterheads, etc.). As part of promoting Super, Charlie also developed posters, desktop backgrounds, stickers, props for the trailers, and more!

He produces great work on deadline and is an all-around wonderful team member to work with. The 12 in 12 project is lucky to have him aboard!

Charlie has already designed the cover of the first title we will release, Adventures of Dogboy (coming soon–like in a week!).

Adventures of Dogboy cover

Beyond Charlie Potter signing on as Art Director, I have some other good news for the 12 in 12 project as well: an excellent publisher will be picking up a pair of the 12 in 12 titles, and I’m talking to yet another publisher about possibly picking up one of the other titles.

It’s comforting to know there are publishers out there who are embracing the immediacy of publishing and adapting to this fast paced world. They are adopting Crash thinking and rolling with it!

All in all, it looks like so far 4 of the 12 titles could have publishers backing them (the three I mentioned before and the iPad version of Super, to be published by Emergency Press). It’s only February. And we’re about to release the first of the 12. We’re a little behind pace right now, but we’re just getting started.


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5 Comments on “Charlie Potter Named 12 in 12 Art Director; Publishers Interested in Multiple Titles (a 12 in 12 Update)”

  1. 1 Dan said at 3:32 am on February 18th, 2013:

    Oh man! The book cover looks like a popcorn bag! I love it!

  2. 2 Dan said at 3:37 am on February 18th, 2013:

    Oh man! The book cover looks like a popcorn bag! I love it!

  3. 3 aarondietz said at 11:58 am on February 18th, 2013:

    I love it, too. Excited to release this soon!

  4. 4 2013 starts with a bang…in February » The Blog of Charlie Potter said at 3:51 pm on February 19th, 2013:

    [...] Dietz, author of Super, is starting his 12 in 12 project, and I will be the Art Director. Regardless of my involvement, this is pretty awesome. It’s inspired by his Crash Thinking [...]

  5. 5 Randy said at 4:04 pm on February 19th, 2013:

    Is this an autobiography? :)


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