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The Compendium: Persona by JVCA The Compendium: Persona by JVCA
This was a self-initiated brief to create a replica of the book that the characters Elizabeth and Theodore carry in the Atlas video game Persona 3, to go with my brother and my costume.

The book is made of nearly a full ream of paper, and the first 217 pages contain the canonical information the book would contain in the game itself. The rest of the book is cut out, so that it may be used to store things. I had to retrace and recolour 27 of the images myself, as no high resolution versions were available of them.

Perfect bound by hand, the book is covered in upholstery leather and tooled by a hot foiling pen. The letters on the front read “Le Grimoire de Coeur” - French for “The book of the heart”. The hinges on the front are made of craft foam and paper fasteners, whilst the broach on the spine is made of 'Super Clay' (which seems to be foam clay or something, judging by what it feels like).

All up, the book took approximately 80 hours to create including content compilation, and I was then commissioned to create a further five copies by interested parties.

The Compendium, and the images used in The Compendium are © Atlas, and no copyright infringement was intended with this recreation. I charge only for the materials used and the time spent binding the book together in my commissions.

Commissions update 28/11/12: Having discovered that I am unable to recover my back up after reformatting my hard drive, I have lost the file to print from and therefore can no longer take commissions for these. My apologies for any disappointment.
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:iconkcooper12:
KCooper12 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
Wow, amazing work
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Kiba-Inuzuka-0099 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Ah man....i really wish i had this for my Theodore cosplay im working on, any hope in taking commisions again for this soon?
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Ienzo-Blackwell Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016
It's too bad about the Persona Compendium. Hopefully one day someone with your dedication will recreate the it!
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LeoRoRoJin Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Student Artist
Wanna ask if  what kind of program did you use on making this?? 
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:iconads04:
ADS04 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I want this book so much:love:
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DivineDarkRose Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
how much would it cost to get a digital copy to print and bind myself? Do you also to the individual persona cards? if so how much would a set cost?
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Rodrigo-Hectopascal Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
<3 OMFG I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE!!! <3
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:iconxandertatsuya:
XanderTatsuya Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMFG in absolute need of this because fan screech
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:iconouren:
Ouren Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still really, really want one. :/
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:icon6phantom6:
6Phantom6 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
This is awesome.
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:iconazurekate:
AzureKate Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
this is amazing!! its really a shame you cant make them anymore. maybe someday in the future you'll remake it?
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metromeister Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
I have the same question as a few of the users below! I'd love to commission one of these. Were you able to get the digital copies back from Videros?
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ChuuninJ Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
Actually i contacted Videros and he tried contacting this person but to no avail so i guess these files will forever be lost
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:iconchuuninj:
ChuuninJ Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
This looks stunning absolutly great,

same question as some of the other people here tho did u ever manage to get the digital copies back?

anyway keep up the awesome work
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Nefertare Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Hi, I have the same request as TheDarkWisher. I would gladly pay for a copy of your file, as you took the time and effort to make and beautifully organize everything. I'm planning my first cosplay and would love this!
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TheDarkWisher Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your compendium is really, really nice! I love it <3 
I've read about the lost files, but as two users here already commented Videros sent back the files he got from you so I was wandering too if it is possible to have a copy of them, and its price (I'd like to craft a compendium for a friend of mine) 
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NahNod Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Hi there! I am stunned on how you made the grimiore. According to your description, you said that you lost the files for the book in which you can no longer take commissions for them. However, there was a comment from "Videros" (a person who bought the files from you to construct his Compendium) saying he sent you a link to get the files he got from you back. If you do manage to retrieve the files back, is it still possible to have or pay for a copy of the files to make the Compendium?
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cmckenrick88 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Was curious as if you were able to find scans or anything. I am doing a Theodore cosplay and would love to make the book.   Please let me know.  If not would anyone know where to get the pages?
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devilsdevina Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NOOO!!..... I really want it........ *sniff
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SnowLs3 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student
how did you make the stats so simple and cool ;_; and the font ;_;
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skyla-mikijima Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is so awesome *w* though quite sad that you lost your digital copy >_< I'm planning to do mines from scratch, just wondering if you could kindly scan just one page from the compendium to follow the format.. if so that would be great. ^^v
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HatAmazing Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would want to buy this so bad and pay a pretty penny for this ;w; 
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JohnNeko Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful and a brilliant idea as well. 
Wonderful recreation of what would most likely be contained in that book, and cudos to you for taking the time, energy, effort and resources to make something great like this. :)
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Mistress-iActium12 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU NEED TO SHUT UP AND TAKE MAH MONEY!!!!!!!!
This is awesome :iconawesomeplz:
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:iconrovenlst:
rovenLST Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are just so amazing (y)
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Grimwrist Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
wow amazing!!! sorry about the loss of your hard work. =(
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AMountainBear Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely beautiful.
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Charming-Egotist Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Ah, this is amazing, and I also hope that someday it is available once again!
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:iconshindakaido:
ShindaKaido Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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:iconviolalulu:
violalulu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you should sell it D:
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:iconpervymonk:
PervyMonk Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY THIS IS AMAZING
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AliciaxKitty666 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Wow, this is absolutely stunning. The hard work really pulled off!
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kimihoto Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh !!
I WANT IT !!! :typerhappy:
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Sylverthorn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I thought you sold the file for the Compendium to Videros, maybe he still has them ? I was soo interested in this, and in the cards too ._.

Great job, still :) !
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BelovedShadow Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am sorry that you lost the file to print this wonderful book, I wish I had found this before that happened, but I still appreciate your wonderful project :)
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mobsterlicous Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
All of my want!
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:iconnanagan92:
NanaGan92 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I WANT THIS!! QAQ
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:iconouren:
Ouren Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fffffffffff
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TheWorld13014 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I love that idea!
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procyonpaw Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
So...pretty :D!
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Haru-chii Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Aw, wow. This is AWESOME!!

Are you still taking orders?
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:iconmaricookie:
maricookie Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you get to print such beautiful pages?
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:iconpeoplesanonymous:
Peoplesanonymous Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I shall order one, but it will be closer to the end of the year. Sadly
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Kenji1801 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Btw, I heard you also sell Persona tarot set. How much will they cost?
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Kenji1801 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Excellent! I would like to register my level 50 Orpheus please!
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SakuraBellStudios Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
i much would it be if someone were to commission for the book without the storage area?
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SakuraBellStudios Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
OMG! I want this so much!!!
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OkazakiEX Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
nice, im going to tartarus tonight, so gimme my Black Frost persona plz
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LishaRhianonDelano Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Could you make the cards as well? I would love to have the book as well as the cards. Is there a discount if we accept digital copies of the book to print and bind ourselves?
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JVCA Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Hello! Yes, I can make the cards, and yes - I have done a digital copy for a significantly reduced price for someone else before. :)
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