I wanted to share some of the sketchings by my cover artist, Chuck Regan. These were some concepts, sketch outs, etc. Everything that helped inspire the final product. Here, you will find some designs and plannings of how Lilah’s Guide to Hoyle came to be as it is.
It’s far from what it was incepted to be, which is not a bad thing. As you can see from the other covers, we’ve come a long way.
It didn’t feel quite right, though. So, then there was a realistic approach…
It seemed OK, but it didn’t give me a sense of “Wow, that’s my cover.” So, the adventure continued and thus the pieces that came together.
And here you see some pretty great designs. The title logo design at the bottom became what you see in the final rendition. Meanwhile, you can also see spade design on the sketch to the left of the title card, was implemented. There are pieces from each that make an appearance in the grand finale you see in the end. Speaking of “the end” I think it’s fair to showcase the final product.
In my own opinion (and feeling) about this, is that it is a sexy cover and actually plays out the balance of power between Mullin and Lilah. Oh, you don’t know what I am talking about? Well, maybe you should pick up a copy of Lilah’s Guide to Hoyle* and dig in. Then you can find out about Dana and Walter’s shenanigans, Lilah’s skills with her cards, and more.
It’s a fun story that’s just getting shared, and there’s still more to come for this series. As for my cover designer, Chuck, you’re a boss and one cool cat. I recommend checking out his portfolio, folks, oh and his stories, too.
Until next time, stay frosty.
*NOTE: This January 27th through the 30th, the ebook version of Lilah’s Guide to Hoyle will be discounted to $.99, then $1,99, before going back up to the original price of $2.99! This offer applies to Amazon.com customers. UK customers get their turn in February.