Yeah… After a week of avoidance, I should really mention that there’s a book, and it’s mine, and it’s coming out, and the cover looks like:
Some amazing elements on this cover include:
- some steps, because see title
- a suitcase, because see subtitle
- a green heart, because I lurk too much on Imgur, and it crept in subconsciously
And this work of YA is about… Actually, it’s really embarrassing talking about it, because, I guess, I put a lot of heart into this story. It’s been ten years and three scrapped manuscripts since [we built this city on rock n’ roll]. I want to tell this story, but at the same time, it feels like exposing yourself in public.
To stop myself rambling on in embarrassment, here’s the rest in mock-interview format (no one is actually asking any questions).
What is it about?
Does what it says on the tin, or in this case, cover. Sylvia, once a normal girl, receives a zombie in a suitcase. As she can’t just chuck it in the bin (zombies don’t qualify for Hackney Council’s bulky waste collection), she must find out who and why with the help of her classmates. And one small crooked step on this road of discovery will force you to fight demons with nothing but a stapler.*
What influenced the books?
Comics. Manga. Light novels. There was this whole post-midnight session with Adobe Garamond because I wanted sound effects in the book to lend a comic-book feel to certain action scenes.
(Sfx: Illustrated by a scene with Misty Knight and Colleen Wing because they’re amazing.)
So yeah, the type of the face (I’m sorry… the typeface) is particularly important.
Actually, that’s enough to the day… Can we finish on a picture of Colleen Wing, because I love her (and Misty Knight) – despite not being armed with “proper” superpowers, they hold their ground pretty well in the Marvel universe.