Book Covers

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.

Description

Various book covers. In all instances, a single cover was designed (and sometimes illustrated) with the idea of it being a one time cover (Off to be the Wizard was actually a re-design). Surprisingly, ALL books would later become the first in a series and the initial cover suddenly became the style guide! For the art direction of each, my only source of reference was the synopsis.

Role

layout, design, illustration, art direction

For

Amazon Books