So like...I may have failed to draw your attention to the new SMU covers that occurred a month or so ago. AND THEY ARE AMAZEBALLS. Just in case you've missed any of them, I'm gonna load all five re-covers right here so you can oooooooh and ahhhhhh with me.
Each time I design a cover, I enjoy the process slightly more. Or maybe hate it slightly less. I definitely dread it slightly less (with a few exceptions; that Surrender the Past cover got to me, and still gets to me, even though it basically looks the way I expected it to). I'm not as emotionally entangled with Math and Henry as I am with most of my characters--yet--so this is a little less fraught. These two fellows do it for me a bit: If I was using this photo, the fella in the back would be Math (Math's got broad shoulders
...To be revealed sometime next week? Guys? This cover is kicking my ass. For one, there are limited black-men-in-their-thirties stock photos. Not, like, extremely limited, but they aren't the easiest thing to track. The one I like best (the guy I used as a model for Bern when I was writing) doesn't have a damn thing I can use for this cover. I dig the pic I ended up with, because the pose is kind of perfect, and also, he has a hat. (Bernie doesn't wear a hat as a general rule, but he appreciates hats. All of my favorite "Bernies" had