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Rambo VanderMeer Redux

I wasn't entirely satisfied with the cover for Cat and Jeff's book. I redid the colors over the course of a week - and still was a little off-kilter over it. The image was nice (and story appropriate), the colors respectable, and the design solid. But it just missed the mark.

So, I asked Jeff if there was time to add something to the cover - and last Thursday night, I did a new illustration (also story-specific), and had Jeremy insert it to the cover (which got an enthusiastic reply from Jeff!).

There's no problem with a James Owen cover that can't be solved by adding ten thousand tiny lines.


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Sep. 30th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
So fabulous! I'm so excited!
Sep. 30th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
I'm VERY pleased that you like it!
Sep. 30th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
It's lovely, oh hard to contact person.
Sep. 30th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
LOL - did I miss an email?

I've been uber-slammed lately. Finished the cover above at 3am Friday; met with Jeremy to do layouts o it at 7; left at 9 to go to Phoenix for a tv interview at 1 (after a three hour drive there); then had to meet up with the sheriff's department about my stolen stuff; then a business meeting at 4; then a dinner meeting at 6.

THEN the actual bookstore event Saturday.

But I'm generally paying attention, Lau!

Oct. 1st, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
I liked the original cover, but this one really pops. And man oh man do I love that shade of red.
Oct. 1st, 2007 04:20 am (UTC)

I was worried there for a minute, I must admit. I was thinking, this is, unquestionably a James/Jeremy piece of art, but something is missing. . .

Of course I'm going to scour it for the "S" cameo. :o)
Oct. 1st, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
Why do you do things that make me laugh? You take a lovely cover and make it... well, even more so!

You're starting make me think that if it had been you creating the world ... it wouldn't be done yet! ;)

But you're right, of course. This is even better than where you started.

(And I shall now flit away again - I have no idea whether I'll be online again before I get home Sunday. Say! Did the pirate-map session go well? Any fun stories?)
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