How I got the new art for "Absolute Elsewhere" to cover the book's spine without completely reworking it.
My previous post about Absolute Elsewhere's new cover art had a funny piece of trivia with it that was best saved for another post: how I got the art to lap over the spine, as per my other cover designs, without completely reworking it.
First design the cover, then write the book? Why not?
First off, sorry about my silence; it's been a busy few days. But one of the fruits of that busyness, as presented here on the right, is the cover art for a book coming in the somewhat-distant future, Absolute Elsewhere. (Image elements courtesy the always-wonderful Unsplash.)
I'm behind schedule on Behind The Scenes and the remastering job, but I haven't forgotten about them.
Constant readers might have noticed I'm a little behind on a couple of regularly scheduled things here. One is my monthly Rogress Preports [sic]; I'm cheating and assuming that just getting it up any time at all during the month will suffice. Not a good habit, though. #2 is the Behind The Scenes rundown for the rest of Flight Of The Vajra, pending me excavating my notes. Turns out some of them got slightly trashed at some point -- horrific for someone like me, who typically preserves everything from the making of a book in meticulous fashion -- so I'm forced to reconstruct my recollections entirely from memory. Third is the remastering of the last (actually, first) three books in my catalog -- Summerworld, Tokyo Inferno, and The Four-Day Weekend.
Progress on 'Unmortal', including a sneak peek at some wild new cover art.
First: Get a lot of the latest iteration of the cover art for Unmortal! Barring a better concept, I'm most likely going to stick with this one as our final design. It also shapes up nicely against the others in the Infinimata lineup (compare it with the covers in the sidebar). Aside from a consistent typeface and element mix, another thing I wanted with the Infinimata "look" was a certain flavor of imagery -- steely sleek and fiery, like the curves on a new car.
An introduction to the roster of characters for 'Flight Of The Vajra', starting with the leads. (Including character art!)
In my previous installment in this series, I talked about the general outlines of the story for Flight Of The Vajra, as dictated by its influences. Now it's time to look at the characters who populate the story.
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How the diverse influences for 'Flight Of The Vajra' shaped its story.
In my previous installment in this series, I talked about the major influences on Flight Of The Vajra. Here, I'm going to talk about the way those influences came together to form a story.
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