The Lost cover!!

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So yesterday I blogged the cover of The Lost, as part of making the page for my website, but here it is again with commentary-


I have changed a number of things from the first iteration of The Last. I think this is easily my most pro-looking cover yet. 

The last font was flat, blank, white, on a line. It stood out, but like typewritten ink on a page.

This one is an interesting font for the title- bobbled up and down unevenly, kerned (some letters pushed closer together) and stretched (original font was more squat), destructed (via a complete layer masking thing I stumbled on by accident), and BIG.

What do you think? The image pops brightly, and I added the biohazard icon at the bottom. In case anyone wasn’t certain it was a zombie story.

It’s available for pre-order! 

It’ll launch on Saturday 15 Aug at $2.99. I’m excited.

The Last has a new-(ish) cover too and I’ll post that tomorrow. 

Other news

I’m sitting now in Imperial College, in the heart of central London, waiting for a call back from the real estate agent about picking up the key to our new house. 

Here’s a wall of heraldic symbols nearby. The building I teach in is the Cities and Guilds building.

The fishmongers coat of arms has crossed fish. Cool.


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