Monday, August 3, 2009

Cover Art is Your Friend



I just posted the "draft" cover art for the Fifty-Two Stitches antho on the Strange Wire, so I thought I could let it fly here, too.

We'll make a few changes closer to publication (maybe some blurbage on the cover, etc.), but yes, he is looking at you.

25 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

Exciting times.

katey said...

That's a fabulous cover-- whoever did the art wins at life.

Aaron Polson said...

(um...I did the art...shhhh)

Cory said...

Ooh - that looks excellent!

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks Cory. It's a little bit of watercolor and a whole lot of digital manipulation.

Sophie Playle said...

Love it!

Barry Napier said...

Very cool indeed. Great job! Also, cool to know you dabble in visual art as well as the literary!

abrokenlaptop said...

Awesome cover! So I guess you'd paint it and then scan it? I have a huge mental block when it comes to anything that's visually artistic. It's something that I appreciate in others.

-Mercedes

Aaron Polson said...

Barry - once upon a time I was going to be a art therapist.

Mercedes - scanned, altered (color and hue, light balance), layered...it looks nothing like my original painting (well, almost nothing)

Thanks, Sophie.

Rebecca Nazar said...

Me likey.

Danielle Ferries said...

Very creepy. Very cool.

BT said...

Cool, you multi-talented individual you...

Jamie Eyberg said...

cool! That will look fabulous on my bookshelf.

Doug Murano said...

Fantastic! Love it.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Excellent cover! : )

Jameson T. Caine said...

Coolness.

L.R. Bonehill said...

Very cool cover – just the right side of disturbing.

Benjamin Solah said...

I like it. I'm so getting a copy when it comes out.

Brendan P. Myers said...

Needs more seagulls.

(Kidding. Looks awesome!)

ElanaJ said...

Wow. That's a little creepy. I guess it is horror, right? So it's perfect. Congrats!

Carrie Harris said...

LOVE that cover. And I like the orange font for the title too.

onipar... said...

Looking good. Keep us updated.

K.C. Shaw said...

Cool! That's not one you'd want to leave sitting out on a bedside table at night, though. :)

Jodi Lee said...

Beautiful, Aaron!

Alan W. Davidson said...

Love the look!