FINAL COVER ON TOP & ALTERNATIVE COVER CONCEPT BELOW

FINAL COVER ON TOP & ALTERNATIVE COVER CONCEPT BELOW

FINAL COVER

FINAL COVER

ALTERNATIVE COVER CONCEPT - ROUGH LAYOUT & SKETCHES - COVER NOT TAKEN TO A FINISH

ALTERNATIVE COVER CONCEPT - ROUGH LAYOUT & SKETCHES - COVER NOT TAKEN TO A FINISH

PRELIMINARY COVER - IDEA & CONCEPT PHASE - COVER NOT TAKEN TO FINISH

PRELIMINARY COVER - IDEA & CONCEPT PHASE - COVER NOT TAKEN TO FINISH

DETAIL: SKETCH OF BEES & HIVE - PARTIAL COLOR - FINAL COVER HAS FULL COLOR

DETAIL: SKETCH OF BEES & HIVE - PARTIAL COLOR - FINAL COVER HAS FULL COLOR

DETAIL: SKETCH OF LADY FOR ALTERNATIVE COVER CONCEPT - ROUGH SKETCH & COLORS - NOT TAKEN TO FINISH

DETAIL: SKETCH OF LADY FOR ALTERNATIVE COVER CONCEPT - ROUGH SKETCH & COLORS - NOT TAKEN TO FINISH

BOTH COVERS SIDE BY SIDE - FINAL ON THE RIGHT & ALTERNATIVE ON THE LEFT

BOTH COVERS SIDE BY SIDE - FINAL ON THE RIGHT & ALTERNATIVE ON THE LEFT


"I love how the artist imagines the scene, the lonely house on the plains with a single light glowing upstairs, the light from the explosion in the lower night sky. I like the scale of the illustration. I love the blues and greens, the way that palette gives a natural feel which evokes the whole collection beyond the title story. My favorite element is the faded honeycomb in the background of the deep blue sky. That's an inspired stroke. It adds intrigue and even irony, the 'pattern' suggests routine which is disrupted by a horrific event."  -Josh Rolnick, author of Pulp and Paper on the book cover design