Well, I’ll be honest. I haven’t watched any Breaking Bad. Honestly, I haven’t watched a lot of popular shows or movies. Which means, when doing the Mashup Children’s Book assignment (2.5 stars), I had pretty much no idea what to do! It was a fun idea, and I love looking at these kinds of mashups (even if I don’t understand the pop-culture references). But I was basically grasping at things, thinking “This makes sense, right?”
I also haven’t read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Or any of Dahl’s novels. What a sad childhood I lived, what kind of English Major fraud am I! But I’ve watched both the movies multiple times, so I kind of had an idea of what to do with it. Plus, I didn’t want to use a Dr. Suess book, like the example and many of the previous students’ assignments. I thought, “What’s another popular children’s author? Roald Dahl!”
Then, after seeing the cover of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I decided that it would be pretty easy to convert that to Breaking Bad. I don’t know if this has been done before. It probably has. But I didn’t look up any examples, and I created this with my own bear hands, so I’ll just pretend that I am fully innocent of any similarities to other arts.
Step 1: Get a picture of the original cover (I used this one)
Step 2: Open it up in GIMP
Step 3: Basically just paint over it, trying to emulate the style of the original image.
Step 4: For the meth, I took one of the candies originally on the cover, copied it, and then rotated/flipped/scaled/and moved it around in various ways (and then drew the little baggies over them)
Step 5: Use the text tool and just type out what’s necessary, editing the size and line spacing as necessary
Step 6: Export the image, and that’s it!