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Last Son Of Earth: Cover Concept

As a novelist who is also an illustrator, one of the things I like to do to when writing a story is to find and create images that inspire me in my writing project. As I’ve been writing Last Son […]

As a novelist who is also an illustrator, one of the things I like to do to when writing a story is to find and create images that inspire me in my writing project. As I’ve been writing Last Son of Earth, I’ve been feeling a bit disconnected lately without imagery to guide me. I thought I’d take an hour or two this morning to work on a cover image to help represent the story series. What you are seeing is a photo-manipulated¬†collage of images I’ve found online to make up a mock cover image for us to work from.

I’m not completely happy with it yet, but it’s a start.

I think I need another character in the space capsule (perhaps our gal Cilla from my last entry) alongside our hero with hair floating about. Also, I’m hoping to create a fantasy element so that this cover doesn’t feel completely “sci-fi”. Perhaps a few knobs or dials that are¬†reminiscent¬†of Jules Verne machines might do the trick. Maybe a gas powered lantern or something that would juxtapose the assumed technology of space travel with something less “tech”. Costuming is also something I need to spend some time on as well. Perhaps the mark of CON should be on his sleeve?

There is more to be done, but I thought it was worth sharing for this week’s entry.

Enjoy.

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Story matters. As the balder half of the Miller Brothers writing duo, Christopher is convinced that his receding hairline is actually a solar panel for brilliant thought. While the science behind this phenomenon is sketchy (at best) one thing is undeniable – his mind is a veritable greenhouse of crazy story ideas. Oh, he's also the co-author of three award-winning youth fiction novels (The Miller Brothers) and newly released novel based on a video game and a pair of children's books. Their books are written for kids and adults who aren't afraid of adventure. His hobbies include dating his wife, raising three children and providing for his family through copywriting, web design and launching a free to read platform for novelists called BookJolt.com. One day, Chris and his brother hope to delve deeply into the realm of interactive fiction.

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notleia
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notleia

Oh yesss, rivets. There’s nothing steampunkier than rivets, but my eyeballs are convinced that the metal wall is spherical and that Flunky McWhatshisface is on the outside of it. Like, the galaxy is contained within this riveted metal sphere (which is still a cool idea) and Flunky is looking in on it. But I approve of this font choice. Suits the feel.

Galadriel
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That is really cool

Kerry Nietz
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I like it!