Okay guys, I need some help. I'm trying to decide which cover layout/logo to use on the upcoming Femme Noir comic book miniseries.
For the past year or so, I've been pretty well set on the layout/logo above left. I felt that it was less intrusive to the great art I was getting and looked kind of, well, classy.
But recently, various people – including my publisher – have been pointing out that the original Femme Noir logo by Nate Piekos (above right) has a certain amount of brand value, as we've been using it in association with the property since it began as a webcomic back in March of 2001. That's nearly seven years! Their argument is that we have spent a lot of time building brand equity into that logo and that it would be foolish to not use it on the comic book. It's a good point.
Now, I still personally prefer the "deco" look I came up with, but I'm open-minded, and the original logo certainly "works." I guess I'd just like to get a few more opinions before I make up my mind....
So what do you think? Post your choice in the comments and help me out, okay?