Continued from PART ONE. You can read PART ONE HERE.
Cintia said yes.
Thankfully, she was agreeable to modifying one of her existing works for the purposes of a book cover. Interestingly enough, she had lent one of her other works for the cover for an Italian publication!
Our deal was simple: she agreed to revise her existing work, try a frog and locust on the lips to see which worked best for Devil’s Catch’s central image.
Cintia got it right on her first try. The worm and centipede were her idea. (If you like her work, check out her fashion designs on Quirky Me.)
Great! So I had the central image (above). Now what? How do you take a key image and turn it into a book cover proper?
By finding an experienced designer.
Luckily, I had one in mind.
Enter Philip Anderson.
Phil was the designer behind the Sex Ed logo and poster. He also designed the Corina Books logo and all the banners you see up top on my blog.
Phil is nothing if not versatile, as you can see by the many comps he sent me:
Finally, Phil and I arrived at a cover that had the most impact for me. It just felt right: the right color, the right font choice (Birch btw), the right background, the right cropping of the face.