Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Cover-Off

Jordan Castillo Price is one of the first m/m authors I read, and she is part of the reason I started writing in the genre. So not surprisingly, I was a tad nervous meeting her in person at the Atlanta GRL, even though we had interacted only plenty times before. Fortunately, she was cool, and a little crazy, and we hit it off.

Jordan and I both design book covers too, and it's nice to have someone to talk shop with. It was her idea to do a design-off—both of us coming up with an original book cover using the same basic elements. These are the final result. Guess who did which one.

       

See the whole creative process in action on JCP's web page.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the process you go through to make a cover. Very interesting!

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

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  2. Very cool! Love them both, and loved seeing the process! Great to see how different they both turned out using the same model. Too many times people seem to just slap the same photo down without changing enough, so things start to look too generic and recognizable.

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    1. Thanks! And sorry for the late reply—I had major computer meltdown and minor forgetfulness.

      You're absolutely right, lots of covers just use barely altered stock photos. It's the most time- and cost-effective way, but end result is a bunch of near-identical covers.

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