Tuesday, June 28, 2022

 How The Book Jacket Came To Be


I had been trying unsuccessfully to get a good image for the cover of my new Jessica Rabbit novel, Jessica Rabbit: XERIOUS Business.  I didn't want to use an existing image.  The Jessica of the novel is not, at least at the beginning, the Jessica which everybody knows.  

I need something that could convey the idea of Jessica without showing the current Jessica.  I couldn't find an artist who could give me what I was looking for.

Then, from out of the blue, I got an unsolicited drawing from a fan.  A wonderfully modernistic rendition of Jessica. This was obviously Jessica and yet totally different from the classic image.



The fan, Andy Prisney, sent me the image and asked if I would be interested in posting it on my Facebook page.  I told him I would do better than that.  I would put it on the cover of my Jessica Rabbit novel.  Making Andy a very happy fan!!!

Which goes to show you struggling artists out there.  Keep plugging.  You never know where you'll find your success!!!

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