I had to work this weekend... but I had a chance today to do some more to our project. I had a brainstorm and imported a photo of a Golden Book into Photoshop. I "whited out" the detail but kept the silverly spine cover.
When we frame our elements in this Golden Book photo, we get something like this:
Also, I added some lettering which is consistent with the show opener. I'll clean it up as the project progresses. Also, later I'll show you - at least, those of you not too familiar with digital drawing - a trick with back-shadowing letters that looks pretty cool.
[BTW - I'm quite aware Wally's tummy is missing. That stuff happens sometimes.]
Don't worry... as sketchy as it looks right now this project is going to come out fine.
Now to start coloring our elements.