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Almost caught up! Here we are already at the Fall round of seasonal_spuffy, which had the theme "Road Trip". I submitted a banner for the banner contest and one regular banner. Finally, I made a wallpaper for the Free-for-All day in December.

This is my banner contest entry, featuring the magnificent artwork of the late Franco Urru:


Credit: artwork by Franco Urru from the IDW Spike series. I took the photo of the neon sign from here.

It was, unsurprisingly, not a very popular entry. I know that Franco's artwork is not to everyone's taste (strange but true) but what may have been more important, I think, is that Buffy is not very recognisable in this banner. She never appeared in the IDW comics, so I had to rework Beck to look like Buffy. Oh and the most important reason of all, of course, is that all the other entries were totally awesome!

For the round I also made a non-comics banner. To my surprise, none of the other banners this round had used the infamous RV from Spiral, and I wanted to remedy that situation:



Credit: screencaps are mine, from the HD Buffy footage kindly provided by hdbuffy.tumblr.com; the background photo is by Sam Mgrdichian on Unsplash.

Finally, for the Free-for-All day on 21 December, I made a wallpaper using images from the wonderful Spuffy Aesthetic Pack javajunkie247 had contributed to the Fall round:



Links to full-sized images: banner 1, banner 2, wallpaper.

Comments

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fra_apples
Dec. 26th, 2018 10:02 pm (UTC)
I actually loved your comics banner - and love love love Urru's work with all the Angel comics. Those are still my favourite Buffy-related comics ever, and his art is a great reason for it - Spike After the Fall is simply glorious, and Cordy is stellar. Especially the two-page panel with Spike trying and failing to come up with ways to kill her...
But my Urru-love aside, I did love your banner!! So thanks for sharing again :D
double_dutchess
Dec. 26th, 2018 10:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you, that's great to hear! I am a huge Franco Urru fan myself and the IDW comics are still my favourites as well. Spuffy goodness at Dark Horse aside (for as long as it lasted), after all these years I'm still a bit grumpy that they took over the Angel license from IDW. I would have so loved to see the IDW Spike series as it was originally planned. (Except, of course, without Franco Urru it would not have been the same anyway.)

ETA: spoiler alert -- you may be happy to hear that my next project is going to be Urru-focused!

Edited at 2018-12-26 10:17 pm (UTC)
fra_apples
Dec. 26th, 2018 10:22 pm (UTC)
I second EVERYTHING you said. For the possible exception of the thing with Spike's soul's vanishing act in Spike's series... because... I literally had tears of rage in my eyes the last time I ranted about it to some friends (who've never actually read an issue or watched the show). Boy, that thing makes me angry... but really, I loved everything else so much and was so sad to find out about Urru.
Anyway, definitely looking forward to your next project, then! *whoops*
double_dutchess
Dec. 26th, 2018 10:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree the soul thing didn't really make any sense...
fra_apples
Dec. 26th, 2018 10:38 pm (UTC)
THE SOUL THING WAS A DISGRACE TO THE STORY AND THE CHARACTER ARC AND THE WHOLE DAMN FANDOM.
... ok, I'm calm now...
Thanks again!
double_dutchess
Dec. 26th, 2018 10:49 pm (UTC)
:-)
snogged
Dec. 28th, 2018 02:05 pm (UTC)
I think they all look superb!
double_dutchess
Dec. 29th, 2018 12:58 am (UTC)
Thank you! I did enjoy making them.
sparrow2000
Dec. 29th, 2018 08:24 pm (UTC)
These are all great. I think the third one is my favourite just for Buffy's t-shirt if for nothing else. But they're all brilliantly done.
double_dutchess
Dec. 30th, 2018 12:09 am (UTC)
Thank you! I love Buffy's t-shirt too. Apparently it was a limited edition sold for charity:
https://represent.com/buffy/sarah-michelle-gellar-s-slay-all-day-tee-buffy-the-vampire-slayer-limited-edition-tee
teragramm
Dec. 30th, 2018 07:22 pm (UTC)
I thought all your SS entries this season were fabulous!
double_dutchess
Dec. 30th, 2018 09:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you! You did a great job yourself.
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