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Offline The Author Guy  
#21 Posted : Sunday, June 7, 2015 5:18:22 PM(UTC)
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Is that the deviantart one?

http://romanjones.deviantart.com/art/Ugly-Book-Covers-Demons-of-Astlan-455458270

I found those cartoons by google last summer. I was like "cool" if it gets you to look at the book to try to figure out what's up and then get sucked in.

In that sense, I do think the first cover was successful in that "what the hell is this?" attraction.

I wanted to do the 2nd edition and I figure let's fix this cover...but what I am concerned about as well is, "yes it's better" but does it stand out as much.

Particularly in a long row of little book images that all look about the same.

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#22 Posted : Sunday, June 7, 2015 5:57:34 PM(UTC)
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Well since I already read the book I do like how the new cover really shows how scary Tom looks along with his size.

The original cover you don't really get that feel of how big Tom really is.

Luckily for me I get to appreciate both.
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#23 Posted : Sunday, June 7, 2015 9:00:41 PM(UTC)
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Yeah, I think that is two issues that the new cover does address well.

The size and the scary. In the first cover, he is hunched over coming through the gateway and at an odd angle, so you don't get size and there are various issues with the model and body parts flowing naturally that can really bug some people. And his original face isn't as scary.

He went to town on those scales in the new one. My original interpretation was more serpent, Jacob went for dragon and I like the effect quite a bit.

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#24 Posted : Tuesday, June 9, 2015 7:13:33 AM(UTC)
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There are snakes with scales like that:

Bush Viper

feathered tree viper
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#25 Posted : Tuesday, June 9, 2015 1:39:49 PM(UTC)
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Oooh. Cool point!

Neat snakes!
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#26 Posted : Tuesday, June 9, 2015 2:39:53 PM(UTC)
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Indeed
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#27 Posted : Tuesday, June 9, 2015 10:27:17 PM(UTC)
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And his original face isn't as scary.


You might not like to hear this then, but the when I first saw the new face I had the urge to laugh. It's like Tom is saying, "What you looking at, eh? You looking at me? Are you looking at me?"
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#28 Posted : Tuesday, June 9, 2015 10:36:08 PM(UTC)
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Well that's not any worse than what I heard about the first cover...and I did that myself...

:)

Yeah the face is a bit weird, he is supposed to be looking at his hand in astonishment at the transformation. But unless/until you realize that, it's a weird look.

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