black dog books has got this new feature on their website. There are slideshows of how a bookcover evolves. As it happens, both examples are covers of my books!
One is the Australian Dragonkeeper cover which is made up of many different layers. The other is Ned Kelly’s Jerilderie Letter, which doesn’t come out till next February. Both covers were designed by Blue Boat Design. Click here if you want to have a look. It’s worth a visit.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned Jerilderie Letter before. It’s a 56 page letter written by Ned Kelly (an Australian bushranger). The original letter is very rambling and hard to understand (partly because of the lack of punctuation!). So I have edited the letter to make it easier to understand. It’s a fascinating insight into the mind of Ned. It is fully illustrated with fabulous drawings by Dean Jones.
Speaking of covers, I saw the design for the cover of Dragon Moon today. It is gorgeous!