Den of Geek Magazine: My Largest Project (So Far!)

About 3 months ago, a writer I used to work on Backdrop magazine with at school approached me about an idea he had. He was working in the city for Den of Geek, a website and community for nerds who love TV and movies and superheroes, in a nutshell. He wanted to create an inaugural edition of a print magazine for their audience just in time for New York Comic Con in October.

This was in July. Nothing was done yet. I kind of thought he was crazy. They had no designer or creative direction at all. Did I want to take this on?

I'm so glad that I agreed to design this magazine from start to finish. It was hours upon hours of work to produce almost solely myself (with the help of an awesome Infographics designer, too). Lots of layouts, editing and late nights after working my day job.

It turned out beautifully though, 30,000 copies later! With exclusive coverage and interviews, including the cover story with Bruce Campbell, I felt happy to be working on something cool + relevant. 1 in 5 New York Comic Con attendees have one of these magazines! The entire project will be up on my portfolio soon, but you can view the web version now right here.

Special thanks to Chris Longo, Mike Cecchini & Olivia Reaney, without whom this project wouldn't have happened.