Thursday, April 16, 2009

LIPS TOUCH cover artwork

I won't be able to show the interior artwork until the book sees publication (October 1st), but here's the cover. For a great, more in-depth post about the creation of the book, check out Laini's blog entry here. We are very excited about 2009 for many reasons and this book being released is among the the top things we're feeling lucky and proud about. Collaborating on an illustrated novel has been something we've dreamed about since we were dating in art school. Thank you to Arthur Levine for helping us see this through and for pushing us to think about an illustrated book in new and unique ways.


Jay Asher said...

That's a beautifully engaging cover. I'm really excited to see how the colors look inside.

I guess now we're going to have to update that classic "newspaper" joke.

What's black and white and red all over? Lips Touch!

Jim Di Bartolo said...

Ha! I love that! Good one :) (and thanks for the support and excitement Jay -- you're too kind).

Amber Lough said...

What an astoundingly beautiful book cover, Jim! You and Laini had better be proud because you've done so well! 2009 will be a great, memorable year for you both. :-)

Jay's joke is pretty clever.

Congrats on the book--can't wait to read it and see the pretty pictures.

Laini Taylor said...

I love all my covers so much!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, sweetie, for being so talented :-) and thank you for going to CCAC when you did, so I could meet you and snare you for my personal art monkey/husband.


Jim Di Bartolo said...

-Thanks Amber, that's super sweet of you :) And yeah, 2009 is SUCH a better year for us than 2008.

-And sweetie, right back at'cha! Huge love to you and thanks for being such an inspiring creative force so I can apply my art-monkey skills to so many cool projects :)

Laurie Thompson said...

I keep coming back to your blog just to see these covers. They are fascinatingly beautiful. Thanks so much for the sneak peek!!