Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cover Art For Realsies

Silly things I used to make
I'm so happy when my stuff becomes a reality.  That was the best part of designing for an architect.  I'd spend hours burning my eyes and brain out in front of a computer.  Those lines one day transfer to blueprints.  And one day those papers become a monstrous structure which you can walk through.  That mess of colored lines that I had drawn months prior would stand erected before me.  It's kind of an amazing feeling.  No matter who much a client or contractor might have destroyed your initial vision, it is now a thing.  It's real.

To that end, my new Frankenstein monster is about to get shot with a bit of life.  My writings are nearing their external editing process which will lead to a few revisions on my part and publications will follow shortly thereafter.  I've decided on a very talented artist who has agreed to destroy Philadelphia for me to serve as the cover for The Seventh Horn.  I'm very excited to say the least.  She will be working in conjunction with a fellow artist to create a final product and, from the looks of things, it shall be very impressive.  Her sample images can be found on her deviantART portfolio as well as her website.  Feel free to check in on her dA site, it appears that she might be planning to update the image there as she creates it.  You'll just have to take my word that her partner -in-crime is quite talented as well.

I expect The Seventh Horn to be available for purchase right around March 1, 2011.  It will initially only be available in e-book format on the Barnes and Noble website, so get your apps, programs and devices ready now!  Physical print publications may become available in the future if I feel silly enough to do so or perhaps if requested (or bribed - hint, hint).

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