This past February, I finally got the opportunity to illustrate my first book cover. Many thanks to R.G. Storm (his pen-name, to which he will be referred out of respect for his privacy). This was him and his co-author’s first book, and I couldn’t have been more honored to have been a part of it!
As for the backstory, I was lucky to stumble upon R.J.’s Craigslist posting for an illustrator. He received numerous applicants, but settled on yours truly. R.J. was a pleasure to work with – all through email – as he knew right off the bat what he wanted and even sent a bunch of reference materials – including a sketch, found photos, and color swatches – to get me started. Many artists demand a certain level of creative freedom; however, inversely, I take great pleasure in being able to bring a client’s idea to life. Even still, he gave me considerable range in terms of composition and coloring. All in all, it was a very comfortable and collaborative experience!
R.G. had some very kind words to say about the experience:
“In addition to being a superb illustrator, Adam listens carefully to what you need, anticipates solutions and offers great suggestions for the drawing, making sure you are 100% satisfied. He took my concept to a much higher level than I expected and I couldn’t have asked for a better job. Highly recommended.”
Can’t thank ya enough, R.G., and best of luck to ya!
Frank N Stein will be available Spring 2016 in E-book format. Please give it a read and show your support for independent publishing!
(Original Rough Sketches)
(Pencilled Final Version)
(This was the author’s original concept sketch – where it all began…)