Any cover that is an original illustration is a pretty big deal. But Karl J. Morgan’s award nominated book, Showdown Over Neptune, presented a unique challenge in that the science fiction creatures in it were pure fantasy. Mr. Morgan had a clear idea of the concept and the vision, and he and I had to work through communication, develop and design the images of the characters for the cover.
It took several concept sketches and revisions going back and forth to get his vision right, but the final cover was worth every minute. I hope he sells a million copies!
Stay tuned, the book is the first of a trilogy, so more illustrated covers to come.