|Photo by Thomas Hawk|
The clown logo for the series is a version of the real-life Circus Liquor clown sign, a North Hollywood landmark for years. The real clown (see photo on the left) is pretty creepy. It looms over the street right across from a bus stop. Mark put the logo together overnight because we were hired the same week the first story posted.
We found a lot of people loved the clown (shudder), so Mark put the logo up in his online shop. Yes, you can get NoHo Noir swag here. I am very fond of his original logo. (See right)
Now, though, as we move into the second year of stories, Mark has come up with a more surreal version, a Bozo-gone-bad image that suits the darker tone the new stories will take. There will be a more crime-centric vibe for the new stories, and the volume will start off with the murder of a homeless man that may or may not have been at the hands of a couple of junior high kids. (That's right, NoHo is not fooling around this year.)
The new logo is below. What do you think?