I know this blog has been nothing but crappy drawings lately, but it’s crappy-drawing time in my process. My blog will reflect this. In the coming months, there will be gorgeous pictures, I promise. I have capable people who have agreed to make me look good.
In the meantime, this is the back cover. While weighing whether or not to have a murder map, I considered the possibility that it was unnecessary. Then the devil on my shoulder said, Don’t you want a map on the back of one of your books? Wouldn’t that be the coolest thing? The logic was impeccable, and I surrendered to it immediately.
This is my basic idea for the back cover. It shows the movement of footprints in the freshly-laid snow. The image will no doubt make more sense when properly drawn.
So far, I’ve opted for matte covers. I felt the muted colors suited the first two books. It’s difficult to picture a matte map. Rim of the Pit and The Footprints of Satan are both glossy and they suit the fantastical drawing style. We’ll see. There’s plenty of time to agonize over decisions.