1 - turkey looks rubbish, even for a doodle.
2 - improved turkey, the speech bubble fills more blank space, better.
3 - Author is more legible, but cover seems boring.
4 - prefer the composition here, all space is filled well.
5 - introducing some more colour (to keep consistent w the concept of school paper (linking to Zephaniahs use in school syllabuses) I wanted to just use black red blue and green (standard biro colours). Space isn't filled well enough but i like the shape of the speech bubble.
6 - decided I prefer the 'paper' tilted opposed to straight. Also the lining also looks better slightly zoomed in (less distracting)
7 - too plain.
8 - taking inspiration from the 5th but changing the style, I like this but too much negative space.
8 to 13 - The colours introduced in the final designs are the colours of the Jamaican flag (linking to Zephaniah's cultural influences)
FINAL THOUGHTS - compositionally w the original concept 4 is the best. I do also like 9.