Posts Categorized: Covers

Duck and Covers: The Foreign Edition

Any discussion on covers of non-US/UK editions seems to begin with Marc Simonetti. French based, he works on covers around the world, including the US and UK. Above is the cover to Assassin’s Quest for Leya Brazil. One of the things I love most above Simonetti is his interest in full paintings that cover the entire… Read more »

Duck and Covers: Are you not entertained?!

I wish Raymond Swanland did more cover work. No one captures motion like he does. Admittedly, his style is so unique as to be almost one-note, but I love it nevertheless. Here he is with a new novel from K.V. Johansen and Pyr. I feel like Swanland really should be illustrating X-Men when I see… Read more »

The Farseer Trilogy gets Simonized.

ith one of the most distinct styles in genre cover illustration today, French artist Marc Simonetti has painted the Brazilian covers for Robin Hobb’s famous Assassin’s Apprentice and Royal Assassin, the first two novels in the Farseer Trilogy. Unlike the original covers from the U.S. editions, Simonetti is doing a much better job of capturing… Read more »

Smugglivus and Women Illustrators

Ana and Thea of the Book Smugglers invited me to their site today to talk about whatever I felt like talking about. Every year at this time they host Smugglivus, inviting authors and bloggers to talk about what they loved in 2013 and what they’re looking forward to in the new year. For the second… Read more »

Duck and Covers: Simon Ings Gets a Facelift

The image above is a slice from the Gollancz re-issue of Simon Ings’ 1999 Headlong, originally published by HarperCollins. The art from Jeffery Alan Love (website) is absolutely haunting. Known for his work in outlets like the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and other major editorial publications, Love hasn’t done a ton of cover work,… Read more »

Duck and Covers: Joey Hi-Fi Crushes It

There’s almost nothing to said about this, but look at those tentacles. And the letters are made of sea creatures. COME ON, right? Joey Hi-Fi seems to be single handedly changing the expectations of what covers should look like. Man, love this.

Duck and Covers: One Cheer, a Couple of Jeers, and a WTF

Beautiful, isn’t it? It reminds me quite a bit of the cover for Adam Robert’s award winning Jack Glass. Gospel for Loki is a different artist though, coming from the minds of Andreas Preis with additional design by Craig Fraser. Did you notice the cool Rainbow Bridge in the back left corner? Very cool Norse themes… Read more »

Duck and Covers: Raiding the Tor Catalog

Another piece of Richard Anderson art? Yes, please. I know I’m flogging the horse so to speak, but I adore this man’s art and will find any excuse to put it on my blog. As if Anderson’s work needs any extra boost, it was created for the new Peter Watts. Echopraxia will be the first… Read more »

Duck and Covers: Who are you kidding Tor UK?

Yes, that’s a really big image. Yes, I did it on purpose. It’s the newly released cover from Tor UK for Brian Staveley’s The Emperor’s Blades. On the surface, it’s a rather fine cover despite hideous typesetting on the title. There are definite references to Daniel Abraham’s Dagger & Coin series covers, rereleases of David… Read more »