March 22, 2005
Agent to the Stars Cover Art
As many of you know, I managed to rope in Mike Krahulik (aka "Gabriel") of Penny Arcade to do the cover art for the cover of Agent to the Stars. And here it is!
I ask you, how awesome is that? The answer: Pretty damn so. The tabloid on the cover is the one that's mentioned in the book, and I particularly like how Gabe's given the picture a tabloidy feel with subtle half-toning (and finger smudges). I'm really really really really happy with this cover.
And now, a reminder: This book is going to be a signed limited edition, so if you want to own it, or even just the cover art, you're better off pre-ordering it now. Once the run is done, it's done; no more than 2,000 will be printed (1,000 is actually more likely, but that will depend on pre-orders).
And as a reminder, for each pre-order through the Subterranean Press site, Subterrean will contribute 10% of the book price to Child's Play, Penny Arcade's charity for childrens' hospitals. So not only do you get a cool signed hardcover with great cover art, but you'll also help make a hospital stay more bearable for a kid. And as an additional reminder, if we sell out an entire 2,000 copy print run, I will contribute an additional $500 to Child's Play from my own royalties from the book.
(Remember also that you can try Agent before you buy: The entire book is available online here. Enjoy, and then if you like, get it to keep.)
Naturally, I'll continue to keep you all in the loop with the progress of the book. Thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered, and thanks especially to Gabe for doing such excellent work.
Posted by john at March 22, 2005 03:16 PM
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