Book Cover Concepts

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Hey Space Cadets, today’s blog will be pretty short.  I’m just started my first draft for my Four Horsemen anthology submission.  Well, is it a submission?  I was invited to submit, so I guess somewhere in between?  My story in this universe is about a bounty hunter, sort of Barney Fife meets Judge Dred.  More details will be coming, both here and on my co-author’s website.  Finally, today I received the rough sketch of the “No Marine Left Behind” short story.  It’s set between The Legion Awakes and Fortress Beta City.  The cover has an extra Marine but is otherwise pretty close to what I expect to see for the final results.  And yes, you’re not wrong to notice the similarities between The Four Horsemen covers and this one.  Chris Kennedy is sharing his super-secret artist.  I was blindfolded on the way to the bunker, so all I know was that the artist MIGHT be human!

 

Take a look!!!

 

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Until next time, stay frosty and don’t forget to keep your powder dry!  

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JR

 

 

 –> As usual, all images came from the Google’s “labeled for reuse” section or are screen grabs taken by JR Handley for use under the Fair Use Doctrine.

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6 thoughts on “Book Cover Concepts

    • LOL, I wasn’t sure how you’d classify it? Like, IS it a submission (i.e. like an open call) if they ASK you? So much nuance to learn in this business. Either way, it should be fun to write!

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  1. I’m digging that cover concept. The only problem? Not enough explosions! Oh, and if I remember correctly, there’s one too many Marines on that cover! Adjust fire and carry on smartly old chap 🙂

    Also, would female Marines have a chest bulge? Not like a ridiculous one, but an indication of gender at the very least? I’d have to look at the character sheet and attached concept photos for Sashala to confirm this.

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