My editor asked me to put a new cover together for this collection. I was aiming for something iconic that conveyed the tone of the book. Below is the process.
First a couple pages of very loose sketches.
Then I like to turn the ideas in my sketches into several distinct options for my editor to choose from. In this case none of my options were really singing - so I combined a few ideas for a final rough to show editorial.
This was the final rough idea I sent and was approved, very enthusiastically!
And then Matt Wilson did his color magic to it!
Again, thank you to everyone who has been picking the book up! I hope you're enjoying reading it as much as I'm enjoying drawing it!