Despite the books theme, I din’t want to overly direct with blood. My solution was creating a stencil-like graphic with the splatters acting as an overspray. The publishers had no problem with this approach, and that effect remained throughout the series.
The final book I worked on in this series.
Inspired by my childhood playing the NES and Sega Master System, this was my first go at an 8-bit art style. The whole time I was making this, all I could think about was the computer game from the movie Big!
The front is a photo collage.