Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

by Michael Chabon //Picador

One of my favorite back cover designs:

Some earlier sketches.

Check out how other publishers packaged this book on The Amazing Website of Kavalier & Clay.


Anonymous said...

Just love it when you swan-dive into Retro, Henry.
Nobody does it better. (Can you teach me how design covers? Can ya, huh?)

H3NR7 said...

Thanks Judy!
As for designing covers. First you start with a blank page, stare and think really hard, drink lots of coffee, take lots of breaks, update your Facebook page, get over the fears that this is going to be the project that will finally expose me as the Hack that I am, and then just trust to do what you feel is right from what you've read, leave work at a decent hour, have a life, floss, get enough sleep and come back the next day to redo it all over again. It's that simple and fun. And if it isn't, then get another blank sheet and start all over again.

Nick said...

I just came across this post and the one of your earlier sketches. This is one of my favorite covers. I love it seems to pull from early comics and the pulps.