Archive for April, 2009

Nightfall design has been modified

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Hey everyone —

The design package for NIGHTFALL has now been modified. Strictly speaking this is not a revamp as I did not change the design when I upgraded the package. The Cover has been been tweaked slightly to provide a more saturated color scheme and, of course, the Tray Reverse has the new design.

The biggest change, however, is the Tray Insert which has been completely redone from scratch. The original wasn’t bad but in hindsight I thought it looked static and too dependent on the Cover to pull off. The new version looks creepier, has its own scheme, and definitely is an improvement.

On the plate is still MINDWEBS (stalled at 3 of the 4 images necessary) and ZERO HOUR (I’m hoping to batch replacements/new submissions).

Also, in the terms of OTR series, I’m planning to revise CBS RADIO WORKSHOP in some form, update SIX SHOOTER, and try finish lingering designs for LIGHTS OUT, PLAYS FOR AMERICANS, and finally give HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL (one of my earliest submissions) a much needed overhaul. Not to mentions lots of other goodies.

Keep watching the skies!

Denny (HapWander)

More Twilight Zone material added to art gallery

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Hey all —

I’ve added album-specific cover reverses, inserts, and insert reverses for THE TWILIGHT ZONE RADIO DRAMAS to the art gallery taking the number up to 12. There are still 2 albums left but I left this was enough for the time being.

Some design notes off the top of my head:

DESIGN: The overall blue tone to everything is a deliberate homage to the OUTER LIMITS VHS tapes which MGM/UA released in the early 90s.

COVER: Each image in the window was done by a different painter representing a different genre. There’s even a Norman Rockwell if you look hard enough. The central image, of course, is modified from my favorite Stephen King move.

COV REVERSE: The track order of each album differs from the official releases because they are from the earliest broadcast dates I could find (usually the WGN schedule). However, since these dates are not cut in stone, I still left them off.

LABEL: TZ could terrifying, thoughtful, whimsical, nostalgic, you name it. In devising the label I opted for simply WEIRD.

INSERT: These were actually the hardest part because I deliberate tried to keep reoccurring stars in the same positions from album to album (meaning I had to design all of them in conjunction with each other). It became impossible a couple times towards the end, but overall it made them fun to do as well.

As to why Rod Serling doesn’t appear on the inserts, that’s actually his body (via THE NIGHT GALLERY) attached to Stacy Keach’s head. Nice touch, huh?

TRAY REVERSE: Although several submissions have preceded it, THIS is the series I had in mind when I elected to revamp the design package. I needed the offset dimensions to typeset so many cast names.

Coming this weekend SHOULD be some modifications to NIGHTFALL (including a WAY better Tray Insert). I’m still doing color tests right now.

Finally I’d like to thank everyone who contacted OTR-Depot to remove our stuff. The owner complied as to the list I sent him in part because so many members got on his case as well. THANKS FOLKS!!

Denny (HapWander)

OTR Archival Magazine Index Updated

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Our able Archival Magazine Indexer, Terry Caswell, has informed me that he has updated the Archival Magazine Index to include the recent issues of Aircheck Magagazine.

If you are researching a series or star, this is the place to start!

More Stars photos added to Artwork site

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Bob Hope, Arthur Godrey and many more…..

Added CD artwork for Lightning Jim Series

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Hope you like them.

New Additions to the OTR Magazine Archive

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Hello all,

We’ve just added 30 new  issues of ‘Aircheck’, published by the REPS club.  This exhausts our collection of these magazines.

If anyone has issues not currently in the Archives, we’d appreciate either copies or scans, if you would like to donate to the Archives.

E-Mail beshiresjim@yahoo.com for more information.

New magazines in the OTR Magazine Archive

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Hi all,

Thanks to Al Girard, a great OTRR member  for scanning in these issues and donating them to the library.

Five new issues of TV Radio Mirror are now available for researchers to peruse!

OTR Archival Magazine Index Updated

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The Old time Archival Magazine Index has been updated to include the 9 issues of Radio Album recently added to the Index, thanks to Terry Caswell!