Tuesday, April 17, 2007

the kite of stars cover studies

Designing the right cover for a book is quite a challenge. And it only becomes more challenging when it is mine (haha). But one of my favorite designers, Hiyas de Guzman (who designed the cover for Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol.2), took a crack at it and I'm happy with the results.

"The Kite of Stars and Other Stories", collecting 16 of of my short stories, is scheduled to be published by Anvil Publishing later this year. Each story will have a spot illustration, courtesy of Andrew Drilon.

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This second study incorporates a cartouche, which ties in all the text, similar to the Pullman books.

The brightness of the colors is easily adjustable - right now though, I tend to like this dusky feel. It makes the golden title pop.

Thoughts?

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