Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Cover preview at last!



Just a quick post to show a clipping of one of the things I've been working on for Laini's upcoming novel! It's a portion of the cover, and a larger portion of the wrap around jacket art can be seen at my website's home page. The book is titled "Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer" and is the first (in a series of 5) coming out in mid 2007 from G.P. Putnam's Sons. I'm finishing up some of the interior artwork and will be posting that as well on my website once it receives the "ok" from the publisher.

For those of you who have expressed congrats over the past few months, I appreciate your support and well-wishes! I can't wait until everyone else has gotten the chance to read her fantastic book!

Jim

15 comments:

Laini Taylor said...

I love it, sweetie! I feel very lucky that I got to observe the creation of the cover for my first book. Most authors never get a glimpse behind the scenes like that (and never get to give their little teeny tiny nags, either. haw haw). I wish I could get a glimpse into the future of a whole bunch of books lined up on a shelf, Blackbringer and the rest of the Dreamdark books, and certain other future books I know you wouldn't want me to name by name!

tinker said...

Hi, Jim - I wandered over from Laini's site to tell you, your cover art is fantastic! Just as the best cover illustrations should, it makes me even more anxious to read the book. How exciting for you and Laini to bring this book out into the light together, what an extraordinary experience this must be for the two of you.

paris parfait said...

Hi Jim, had to let you know how fantastic your cover art is for Laini's book! What a creative combo you two are. The cover is amazing, perfectly matching Laini's fantastic story. Well done, you!

deirdre said...

The cover art is great! How wonderful that you and Laini get to work on this together - what a team.

Alexandra S said...

yay! Its posted at last and the world gets a glimpse of Magpie in the flesh! BEAUTIFUL cover, beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! (btw, I left you guys a very, very important message on your voicemail about PDX!)

M said...

Jim this is brililant!! How lucky are you two to get to work together, to both be so talented! Congratulations!!

lizardek said...

You two are certainly a talented team!

b/sistersshoes said...

Great Job Jimbo!!!!!

This is soooooo eye catching!

Can I have my eye back now? :)

Deb R said...

The cover art is beautiful! It's something I would definitely grab off a bookstore shelf to see what it was about!

Earth Monkey said...

boy you two are THE dynamic duo! i think this is so great. the colors are really nice, very truly fitting. also that bird's eye really got me. he really saw me! kudos! this is a booming collaberation. when shall we see you two in capes?

Amber said...

Yay!! It looks wonderful! Congratulations. ;)

:)

Shari said...

Jim,
GREAT art. It's eyecatching and very inticing. Cannot wait to read it!

J.Valentine said...

...absolutely stunning! My god you are a talented man. What a beauty!

Sweet Pea said...

The cover is stunning! Congratulations! Can't wait to buy our own copy :)

Jim Di Bartolo said...

Thanks SO much everyone! Your words of encouragement are a HUGE boost to my creative energy :)

Warmly,
Jim