This is an update for all you fantastic people following the progress of The Jack Hansard Series.
Firstly: thank you for your amazing support! It means a lot that you’ve stuck with me (and Jack) throughout this weird journey. I’ve just recently finished editing Season 1, and so have turned my sights to self-publishing.
Joining me on this venture is artist Dominique Lane. She’s well overdue for a formal introduction (I’ve her to thank for the kick-ass landing page of this website) so I’ll be sure to set up a little ‘Meet the Artist’ feature next.
The focus of today’s post is a little more practical, and involves audience participation!
Dom’s been working hard on book cover concepts, and we’ve narrowed it down to three which I’d like to show you today. The following images are all drafts – we can expect the final product to look somewhat different with more colour and cleaner lines – but they represent the designs we are considering. And we’d love to know what YOU think of them! Take a look:
Which one do you prefer? Can you tell us why?
This is your chance to affect the final product. I’m not just asking because I can’t decide (although honestly, I really can’t; they’re all way better than I even hoped for!)
We really do value your input – because after all, this cover is for you. So it ought to be something that you like 😉
Don’t be shy: have your say in the comments!
I prefer draft 3.
Draft 1 has suggestions of a magical drug dealer. We all know Jack’s morals are on the low side but even he has standards.
Draft 2 and 3 suggest the disheveled look I associate with Jack. The beastly shadows in the background I like and match his shady dealings. The silhouette suggests a little bit of chic. Not Jack by a long shot but I like it.
The extra colour in draft 3 edges it as the white writing on white silhouette may look a bit washed out. Especially when looking at thumbnails on Amazon.
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That’s brilliant, thanks for your thoughts! I’ve been wondering whether the yellow title text of the 3rd cover properly suits the series (it strikes me as having a YA feel) but so far most people seem to prefer it over the pure white text.