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Horse before cart


Yesterday I was working on some quick cover concepts for my book so my publisher had something for the Frankfurt Buchmesse catalog. It’s weird being a designer and a writer – it means you can make the cover before the book is actually finished:

But now, since it does have a cover, it’s feeling more like a real book. Part novel, part graphic novel, I’ve done a lot of illustrations and written a lot of words. It’s coming together. Maybe.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 21/06/2012 4:10 pm

    I like the first rendering, with the blue. There’s something so inviting about the division of space, the blue slant of light from the blue in the window pane, the way the words fit in the space. I look forward to reading the book.

  2. 22/06/2012 10:21 am

    brodsky and utkin Baby – middle one!

  3. Emma Jean permalink
    22/06/2012 1:17 pm

    When I was in the first year of my (part time) thesis project I did up a mock advertising poster for the book I’d like it to turn into. I found it quite encouraging to dream about the final ‘product’ and it was fun to think of it as an object out there in the world rather than a long and difficult text I am grappling with inside my mind which seems to have no concrete or physical presence. Yay for you!

  4. Rachael King permalink
    22/06/2012 2:19 pm


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