I’m always a nut whenever I get a new device with a nice display that has a screensaver function. I bought the Sony Reader 650 last summer, and after I loaded it up with books, the second thing I did was to get some cool wallpapers on it. The first thing I thought of, for some strange reason, was that Barry Smith’s black and white artwork from Red Nails in Savage Tales #2 would look perfect on the pearl e-ink screen. And it does! It looks much better than my screenshot above.
I started looking for other high quality pen and ink illustrations that would work well on the Sony Reader. I found quite a few from my collection of scans on Giant-Size Marvel. The Doctor Strange portfolio cover by Michael Golden was a natural. Perhaps the best one out of all is Berni Wrightson’s Starlord illustration. Gabriel Hardman’s Man-Thing also looks frighteningly good.
Then I started wishing I could have some classic comic book covers on the device. I took these covers and used a program called Paint.NET to drain the color out. I think they look pretty good.
If you are interested in non-comics wallpapers, you can look at this set on Photobucket tagged Kindle, and this thread on Kindle Boards. I mix and match these images with comics related themes. You just cannot have too many images of the Fall season, dead leaves just look superb in greyscale.
I have many more comic related wallpapers. Please visit my Flickr set titled Wallpapers for Sony Reader & Amazon Kindle. Happy reading! Nuff Said.