Sunday, October 28, 2012

Covering COURTING THE KING IN YELLOW

The importance of a book's cover can not be overstated, especially when it comes to the horror genre. I've picked up books based on cover alone--in fact, the earliest Clive Barker, Stephen King and Dean Koontz novels I started reading as a kid were because of their covers. Here's just a few examples:

 Clive Barker's Weaveworld:

Stephen King's Night Shift:

Dean Koontz's The Face of Fear:

Awesome, right? So anyway, I knew I needed to have a cool cover for Courting the King in Yellow. I enlisted the help of my pal and lbobi Radio co-host, Jeff Rodgers. not only is Jeff a wonderful photographer, he's also a great designer. I threw some ideas at Jeff, as well as the design I had for the Yellow Sign:


The first few ideas I had were too busy, and as we went back and forth, we decided on something simple, but iconic. Without further ado, here is the cover for Courting the King in Yellow:


I hope you dig it, because I love it!