Friday, August 19, 2005


Possible cover for my second book. Thoughts? Posted by Picasa

11 comments:

Peter said...

Paul: Great title! I'd buy the book just for that. Only wish the cover were more colorful.

loveandsalt said...

I like the colors--ghostly blue and wraith white...

A. D. said...

I like it—a matte finish would make it. What colors for the spine and back panel? (Something as simple as black with white text and blue header text might look really good.)

The few colors would go over well with the printer.

Paul said...

It will be a matte cover, regardless of whatever art the cover becomes...

Artichoke Heart said...

I love the title as well, and I think the artwork is evocative and haunting. It works well with the title. I almost wish the title were a little larger, or a little more foregrounded somehow, though.

Eduardo C. Corral said...

It's somber. And the cover of your first book is also somber. Haven't we learned anything from Billy Collins? Color sells!

Seriously, I like it. But, like LAR, I hope the title will be foregrounded. It's a kick-ass title.

Anne said...

Yeah, I agree with the folks who want to see the title more prominent. Maybe a text-box type thing? Because it is a terrific title.

jeannine said...

I'd also like to see a little more color on the cover, a little more warmth - and I agree with making the title more bright or noticeable.

Charles said...

Hot

Diane K. Martin said...

Paul, I think it's very loevely, but I think Anne's suggestion is a good idea. The title is too nice and polite. You want to to grab the reader!

Either a text box or moving the title to the upper left, with darker, bolder type. That's my 2 cents.

Anonymous said...

I think the cover is wonderful. True, people do like color, but that seems a bit populous, no? I'm thinking Picasso's blue period. . .but I suppose other colors could work in an impressionistic sort of way. I find the lines, the shading, the body, the mystique of the color beautiful the way they are.