Friday, May 28, 2010
EEK! They’re headless…
The way I see it is if an artist can’t match the description of the character, said character is better off without their head! That’s my opinion. I’d prefer not to have a guy with short, brown hair on my cover when inside I describe him as blond with a ponytail hitting beneath his shoulder blades. I don’t want a redheaded woman on the cover when my heroine has dark brown hair. Actually, aside from Purple P Rose, I’d much rather not have a woman on the cover at all, but alas, I don’t always get what I want. I have been lucky in that I’ve had some great cover artists and they’ve worked with me to achieve something that both the publisher and I are happy with.
Anyway, here’s where I’m going with this. Do you like to see the whole person on the cover? Are you happy with just a hunky torso or shapely female midsection? What about those backside shots?
Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele