And Above Ground’s cover art illustrator is…

As you all know, a (truly final!) print/ebook version of Above Ground is due out this October.

I’m super excited about getting the story DONE so that—after four(?) years—I can finally move on to the next project. I’ve been looking into the possibility of getting signed copies available, although that may be expensivo. We’ll see . . . I’ll let you guys know.

But let’s not jump ahead of ourselves here!

First things first:

Jeffrey Thompson has been signed on to do the cover art for Above Ground. Check out his Tumblr; he does great moody atmospheric work.

So what’s the cover going to look like?

Well, Afifa suggested an awesome idea of having a diagram of earth, stylised to show different levels. But the problem was that I couldn’t make up my mind on the levels and the diagram, so I couldn’t go with that!

In the end I pitched Jeffrey with two ideas:

Kunama suggested having an above-ground town/landscape on the top half, and a more technological-type city on the bottom half. This matched my original ideas too.

Jaid suggested a shot looking up at a sink hole in the ceiling, leading to the outside world. I tried to draw it and failed miserably.

Jeffrey Thompson, being an expert, made excellent mock ups of both, and I’ve ultimately decided to go with Jaid’s suggestion.

I’ll reveal the final cover in Octoberish, so keep an eye out for it!

(Pst, if you sign up for my mailing list, you’ll get to see it before anyone else.)

And lastly: thank you Jaid!


2 responses to “And Above Ground’s cover art illustrator is…”

  1. Kunama says:

    I never did quite understand why some insist on drawing when they should be writing, and vv. It’s well and good to try new things, but when it comes to making money, one should use one’s strengths!

    Portfolio looks promising.

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