Friday, October 26, 2012

Hero's Guide II


Here's the nearly completed cover to the second book in the series. This is a photograph of the actual book - an advanced reader copy. I'm still working on the interiors and there are still a few tweaks to make to the front cover, but this is more or less what it will look like.

That was a lot of characters to fit into one little area and there are just as many on the back cover. The composition was tricky, but there was one thing about it that I loved. When my awesome art director at HarperCollins gave me the description for the cover, she referenced the Paul McCartney album cover, Band on the Run. I pretty much had the Band on the Run song stuck in my head for all the months I worked on this, which made me happy because it's a great song. :)



The book will be out in May.

12 comments:

Anael~ said...

Amazing work! How do you usually color? is that traditional, digital(in that case, what program)...?

thanks very much

Jay Penn said...

Fantastic! The HC of the first one sits proud on my bookshelf, very much looking forward to the next installment.

Jason Newkirk said...

great cover Todd! Looks awesome!

James Koenig said...

Very cool. Both me and my wife are really excited about this next book! You drawings in the first book were so awesome. A level of drawing I am aspiring to. :)

Tyson Murphy said...

nice!! turned out amazing.

Nicholas Hong said...

love beautiful color and paintings strokes!

Andr-X said...

Awesome!

Leon Gittens said...

been a while since i have been to your blog seems i have missed a lot of your amazing work

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