Just for fun I made a new icon for the Anti High Fructose Corn Syrup group on Facebook:
Their current icon is this:
Since I’m unemployed now I am taking on some freelance work, and I am working quickly so that I comply with the requirements for unemployment insurance (which permits a bit of sporadic work when one is between full-time jobs).
I got a gig to do another book cover from an author I’ve worked with before, and I’m pleased with the current draft, previewed below.
And to get to this draft only took 2 hours! (Please don’t say “it looks it”.)
Elements are a stock art photo purchased from iStock, a Seed of Life icon which works with the content of the book, a 1970s-esque futuristic font, and, cleverly, another font that is currently used on PDAs and some cell phones (clever because it subtly ties in to the technology theme of the book). There’s also some Helvetica. I was also asked to create the synopsis and select the critical praise for the back cover, which I am still working on but is basically an edit of some parts of the original book proposal.
Soon I will be working on another book cover for a self-published author, and I thought to myself that I could probably find some good art to license on DeviantArt. But after looking through it for a couple hours, I realized it’s all punks and unicorns.
I dreamed the evil forces of Narnia finally wised up to the existence of our Earth and sent a massive invasion force to kill the eight or nine kids who sometimes turn up in Narnia as Kings and Queens.
It was extremely violent.
Airplanes were crashed into neighborhoods, followed by a swarm of millions of small robot soldiers. In this dream there was so much flak flying around that I had to engage an energy bubble around myself to just basically move-it through everything. There were some people who begged me to take them with me, but I could only carry perhaps one extra person and keep the bubble engaged at the same time. It was laborious. And the problem was, no matter where I went, the invasion was underway. As I said, it was a massive invasion — entire continents invaded at once. I noticed some Buddhists were also floating out of there, a bit faster than me.
Moral of the story: Don’t underestimate Narnians.