Cover Art: The Underneath

Cover art, Flash Fiction, Smashwords

So I’m dusting off my very limited cover-making skills and this is the first test subject. “The Underneath” was published a couple of years back in the bizarro print anthology compiled by fellow writer/editor Joe Jablonsky, entitled Like Frozen Statues of Flesh. The plan at this point is to re-publish the story in digital/e-book form for the first time, via Smashwords. Covers tend to be required for these sort of things and I am a small-time author with a small-time budget (i.e. no budget). That particular predicament invokes the D-I-Y mindset of taking matters into my own hands and, while summoning the spirit of independence (i.e. no-name author of meager means), I make fresh ice tea out of lemons myself. Wait, that’s not quite how that’s supposed to go. Well, at any rate, this is the first pass at it. An arm with a gaping wound, which is integral to the bizarre happenings in the story. It actually came to me pretty quickly (I fortunately have a rather eager Muse). This image might stick. It may not, if, for instance, I manage to do something even more cool and creepy with an eyeball (ya gotta read the story once it’s available to know what I mean by that).

Here are some covers I designed in the past (clicky to enlarge):

My best Photoshop work ever, for the digital edition of my short story "Pieces of Candice"

My best Photoshop work ever, for the digital edition of my short story “Pieces of Candice”

A makeshift cover I made for the digital edition of my short story "All Things Considered"

A makeshift cover I made for the digital edition of my short story “All Things Considered”

A little makeshift cover I cooked up in Photoshop for the digital edition of my microfiction "Shard"

A little makeshift cover I cooked up in Photoshop for the digital edition of my microfiction “Shard”

Another makeshift cover by me for the digital version of my short story "Mass Graves"

Another makeshift cover by me for the digital version of my short story “Mass Graves”

 

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6 thoughts on “Cover Art: The Underneath

    1. Oh, Jennifer, thank you so much. That would be so awesome, don’t tease me with such a fantasy…I’d forgotten you were an artist as well as a writer. Another life indeed….though, perhaps we could still collaborate in a different way in this life. It’s good to reconnect with you (I also sent a friend request on Facebook). Happy New Year to you.

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      1. Hi Brandon,
        Sure – it would be fun to try.
        My son’s girlfriend is an artist – just graduated from sarasota’s ringling U, she might be interested in collaborating with you as well. I will put you two in touch. Can you e-mail me? Easier to communicate that way!
        As for your erotica novels, I can put you in touch with several different publishing houses. (ebooks, mostly). I work for Ellora’s Cave, Loose Id, Red Sage, and Changeling Press. Each has different types of books. There is also Samhain and several more I haven’t worked with.
        What types of erotica do you write?
        Hugs
        Jenn

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