Archive of 2011 September

Scales and Petals

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A cover for Michael Bailey’s SCALES AND PETALS. Michael was my roomie at Borderlands Press Boot Camp – he put up with me drinking and carousing and inviting lots of folks back to the room, though it was a big ole hotel suite. Good times. Anyway, he was also a…

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Ozark Noir

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This cover was for a anthology that fell through. I like the design, it’s subtle, and would work great for a print book, but never for a ebook. The type always has to be chunkier for an ebook.

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Needle Spring 2011

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Deal is, the covers are the most fun to do on Needle. I received some pushback from the ladies of Twitter on this one. They didn’t like how skinny – er, emaciated – this chick is. And I have to agree this girl needs to make friends with fried chicken….

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Heads of State Poster

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I play in bands. This poster is pretty self expanatory, then. I’m quite pleased with it. Note: all the type in this one was used from a letter plates, not fonts. So, each letter was chosen individually and then placed. That’s just the kind of guy I am.

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Cash Laramie

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I did this cover for David Cranmer (who writes his hardboiled westerns under the nom de plume Edward A.  Grainger). I’d worked with him publishing my story “The Death Fantastique” on Beat to a Pulp, and new I was in for a treat. David is about the most stand up…

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Beneath the Surface of Things

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A cover for Kevin Wallis’ BENEATH THE SURFACE OF THINGS, a collection of stories. Kevin’s a good dude. Always look forward to drinking with him. Duties: design & typography

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A Prairie Home Apocalypse

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Back when I was doing book covers for the easy-peasy $100 price tag (all that’s over) Albert contacted me to do his cover. It has the zombir. Heh. And a fluffy dog. That’s a good combo right there. I enjoyed working on this cover and Albert was a breeze to…

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Needle Issue 1

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This Needle issue was released in the spring of 2010 to some acclaim. I was, and remain, the creative director of this magzine. Steve Weddle did a bang-up job – and still does – vetting and placing awesome crime stories for your consumption. Check it out. Buy that mofo. Design,…

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Mithras

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The following was copied and pasted from that wonderful site, Wikipedia, which I donate 15 bucks to every month. And you should too, if you use it.

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A Few Words About Speaking With Journalists

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Today I was one of a panel of authors in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette’s Style section. What I learned from the exercise: do NOT try to be funny when speaking to journalists. Due to size requirements and whatnot, they (or their editors) will edit out either the set-up or the…

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