It’s almost like Christmas.
I just got the cover design for Skating on Stilts, my policy memoir about DHS, terrorism, and technology. I found the artist, Mart Klein, on line and explained the basic picture I had in mind. Much credit to Hoover Press, though, for the font and cover design.
Book covers, like everything else in publishing, have been deeply affected by Amazon. You have to pick a design that is recognizable in a tiny thumbnail sketch as well as on the shelves at bookstores. This works for that purpose. Plus, I just really like comics-style illustration, and there’s a hint of Jim Steranko in this cover.
Publication is set for June of this year.