I will be at this years Motor City Comic-Con. This will be my 7th appearance at my hometown convention. Book 3 of the Miserable Americans series will be debuting at the convention along with the back catalog of books for both Miserable Americans and my previous series Insignificant Gods. I will be in the Artist Alley section of the convention…. somewhere.
As I finish the third book in the Miserable Americans series the one challenge that becomes a constantly looming agenda is…. the COVER ART! Cover art for a comic book can be immensely important. It's the selling point for the entire book wrapped up into ONE image. You can write a great story and have really excellent artwork running throughout your book, but the cover art (if not effective) will most definitely drive people away from your book…. or at least cause disinterest. The cover art is like the movie poster you see that makes you want to buy a ticket. It is artwork, graphics, and text all coming together in one encapsulating piece of design that can either make or break the perception of your book. No pressure…. So, here I am finishing up book 3 and the dreaded issue of the cover art has now become of imminent importance. In this post I will be documenting the process of creating the new cover art presenting all the concepts, ideas and the development of the final design in as much detail as possible. Any feedback you may have will NOT be tolerated because I'm confused enough already and hearing everyone else's opinion will just confuse me more.
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