The first rough version of the UK cover of The Heroes. As with Best Served Cold, it’s a collaborative effort. The map is by Dave Senior from my original scrawl. The axe is by Didier Graffet. The design is by Laura Brett. All co-ordinated by the incomparable Gillian Redfearn, of course. Top class work from all four, as before. As with Best Served Cold, it’ll wrap all the way round the book as well, will be all textured and shiny and debossed and all that good stuff. Still a lot to be done to it, in the addition of detail and, probably, some blood, but I think it communicates the general idea pretty well already, don’t you?
When we’ve got a final version I’ll be posting that, of course, along with the wraparound, and I’ll probably go into some more detail about the development of the different elements, but for now I shall merely mention in passing, as I shall be doing frequently over the next few months, that you can pre-order this slab of parchmenty goodness HERE. I urge you to do so. Go on, order two.