Oops sorry it’s been a while again, really need to get back into better habits with updating this site.
I’m working on a great project at the moment, with my big bruv Dan. That’s right, the Crows are teaming up. It’s the cover of Dan’s upcoming book Skapninger!
Book covers are always really interesting to work on. They sort of play multiple roles- to attract readers and encourage purchases is part of it for sure, but also I think it’s important to respect the subject matter and give pointers and nods to themes in the book too. To echo the atmosphere in some way so that the cover doesn’t just act as a pretty wrapper, but works together with the contents of the book to add more. When done properly books can be such a joy as objects in their own right.
I think a lot of publishers have really picked up on that idea (or, perhaps remembered it is a better way to put it?) in the last few years too. There are some outrageously beautiful books out there these days and it makes me so happy. So yeah… I could just spend all my money on books except I’d have to buy a new place so I had room for them all, but then I’d have no money left to buy ALL THE BOOKS… But I digress.
I can’t say too much about this one just yet as it’s still a work in progress and I don’t want to give anything away about the story, but here are a couple of sneaky peeks at ideas I’m playing around with. Mmm skulls. As you know, any excuse to go to the Natural History Museum for some research. That building is just a delight. I mean, look at the Hogwarts vibes in the photo below!
Anyway, in the meantime go check out Dan’s website and his Twitter and Instagram feeds and read more about how he’s getting on with the book! (And while you’re there, come see me on Twitter and Instagram too for more regular updates, photos and sketchbook nonsense)