Archive of Book Cover

Depraved

on August 14th, 2013 in Portfolio by | No Comments

So, yeah. Horror covers. A few years ago, I created a bunch of ebook covers for Bryan Smith. His books tend to be outrageous, blood-soaked nightmares in the vein – no pun intended – of Richard Laymon. I think, if you’re not going to have custom art for a horror…

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More Sinned Against Cover

on August 14th, 2013 in Portfolio by | No Comments

The key to designing effective ebook covers is using eye-popping, fairly simple images with inherent design qualities and then making the text large enough to be readable at thumbnail size, because that’s how the potential buyer will first encounter the book. I thought this book was a particularly good example…

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Cover: Kayla and the Devil

on October 11th, 2011 in Blog Post, Portfolio by | 2 Comments

Here’s another cover for Bryan Smith (not the guy who ran over Stephen King). Bryan and I are friends and he had a vendor do a less than stellar job on his newest eBook release and I thought I could help him out. The book is a bit different from…

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The Walls Around Us

on October 1st, 2011 in Portfolio by | No Comments

Did this cover for John Rector’s new self-pubbed collection. Pro bono. You’d never believe it, but that guy can wheedle shit out of anyone, get blood from a stone.

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Brighter Than Sunshine

on October 1st, 2011 in Portfolio by | No Comments

I designed this cover for Erik Smetana. He hasn’t finished the book yet because he’s lazy. And he doesn’t know anything about zombies, but he thinks he does. Sad really.

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Needle Fall 2010

on October 1st, 2011 in Portfolio by | No Comments

This is my favorite Needle cover because of the muscle car and the dragon and the blood on the headlight.

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Southern Gods

on October 1st, 2011 in Portfolio by | No Comments

Early on, I needed something to promote SOUTHERN GODS, so I came up with this. It isn’t nearly as evocative as Night Shade’s cover, but it does have some high points. Over at Stomping on Yeti, lots of folks express their love for it.

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Ozark Noir

on September 30th, 2011 in Portfolio by | No Comments

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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Cash Laramie

on September 30th, 2011 in Portfolio by | No Comments

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

on September 30th, 2011 in Portfolio by | No Comments

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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