"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.

"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.

 

Book Cover Design for author Josh Rolnick

The final artwork for the book cover. The publishers opted to add the author's names and other info on the cover, so I delivered it to them this way but the final, with all elements added, you can see at the link below.

 

See the cover in action: Author's book signing event

 

Alternative option for the cover (unfinished)

This was the alternative cover I did that didn't get picked. The titled story was about a lonely woman living in a lonely house, so I also gave them this option. I didn't take this one to final, as you can see, because this wasn't the chosen cover.

 

Sketches and details

 
 
 

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