Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Z is for... Zoinks! I'm Done!

The very last of the A-Z Challenge posts for 2013. What a journey.

This month took me from concept to completion of a cover for Andrew Leon's upcoming, soon to be mega-hit, Shadow Spinner. A novel he's been releasing in serial format for many months, but will soon see itself all in one novel length edition... hopefully with a cover much like what you'll see below.

In case you don't recall, here is what we saw on day one:

I spent two weeks trying all sorts of different things before I finally came back around to that concept and eventually produced this:

And for those of you that might be interested in what the front cover alone might look like:

Thank you one and all for stopping by throughout the month. Everyone's input has been a huge help!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, with the title and everything, it rocks!
You did it.

Andrew Leon said...

The title is awesome!
The spiders and the shadow of the "s" in the "s"... very cool!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations in completing the A to Z Challenge.


PT Dilloway, Grumpy Bulldog said...

I like what you did with the font. That's always a weakness when I do a cover myself.

Man O' Clay said...

I didn't see much of the process, but I like the result! The initial sketch is intriguing.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Wow I might just buy this book! Excellent finish Rusty.

Jo said...

I love the last picture with the title in the middle, looks awesome. I hope Andrew likes it as much as I do. I will be interested to see the absolute final when I eventually get the complete book.


mshatch said...

I like the shadow emerging from the tunnel - creepy!

Trisha F said...

Well done, Rusty! I haven't followed your whole journey but I want to flick back through it now that the A to Z is done :) Love the cover!!

Anonymous said...

The typography is awesome!!

And so is the cover.

Fe said...

Wow! Awesomeness! What a cover.

Congrats on completing A-Z.

I found you through Alex's IWSG and delighted to have done so.

Jay Noel said...

That's true talent right there.

Damn, that's good. Congrats on finishing. It was really cool to see this from start to finish.