Sunday, April 15, 2007

SEPTIC ISLE

Andy Winter, writer of Hero Killers and the forthcoming Blood Psi recently asked me to do a cover for his next book, SEPTIC ISLE.

I really enjoyed doing the last cover for Andy, so i was more than happy to do another for his Moonface Press books. He's always very encouraging of whatever ideas i come up with.

In this case, since this book is a graphic novel, rather than a 20 or so paged comic book, i went a bit further with this design, utilising the back cover as well as the back. I wanted to have a striking front image, and bring in some story elements in the back, where the text/blurbs will be. The way i worked it out, when the image is folded over, the main character will be peering out at the viewer at either side.

Here's the front....






















And the whole wraparound image...

















Dec.

5 comments:

Moondog said...

EXCELLENT cover. Great composition and use of space. Probably my favourite piece so far. Really focuses on your strengths.

Dec said...

Thanks Steve. Your favourite? Really? I wouldn't say it was my favourite, but i'm certainly happy with it, in how i achieved the results i was looking for.

mick said...

I think it's cracking, and seeing as I'm the guy drawing the inside, I'm glad the outside is going to look fantastic.

Moondog said...

Yep, favourite. True story.

mick said...

I'll definitely seek you out at Bristol, I'll be at the MC2 table, trying to flog our anthology.
I s it alright if I show the cover on my blog?