Alternate Earth

Book Talk

Cody Tilson did the cover for Earth Thirst, and to say that I’m thrilled with that cover is to understate how much jumping up and down I’ve been doing. We had a conversation about the art that went a little like this: “We could do X. No, let’s do Y. How about X crossed with a bit of Y? Why don’t you give us a bunch of photo references for the characters. But don’t overdo it as Cody may throw it all out the window and go a different direction entirely.”

He did. I’m pleased.

Poking around the internet the other day, I stumbled upon an earlier iteration that he posted over on Gorilla Artfare. I’m a bit of a process nerd, so I like to see these sorts of iterations. I dig the lettering he did, but I think the decision to go with the block of black letters on red make quite a difference. Plus the fanged T’s make all the difference.

It’s going to be a trend, I fear. The next one will have to have a similarly scripted second word. This is the headache writers have to endure. Not only do you have to come up with snappy titles, but they also have to use the right letters.

3 thoughts on “Alternate Earth

  1. “But don’t overdo it as Cody may throw it all out the window and go a different direction entirely.”

    Yeah, that about sums me up in one sentence. Glad to hear you dug the cover, I had a lot of fun with this one.

  2. The cover is actually cool enough that I cold pre-ordered Earth Thirst on the Depository.
    That and remembering seeing your name on Mongoliad things.

  3. Cody: I liked having you come in to the project when you did. It allowed a second opinion to influence the look and feel.

    Eric: Yeah, I’m hoping that cover has that affect on a lot of people.

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