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!!!