The Cover Is Uncovered

Behold, a sneak peak at the cover (and spine) of The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival. I received it over the weekend and I have to say I’m pretty damn pleased by the illustration, which was done by Tim O’Brien, and the design by Kristine Mills-Noble.

The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival Cover
The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival Cover

Considering the name of the book and sometimes overbearing pressure to go after the women’s market, I was having night sweats about pastel pinks, little white bunnies and, horror of horrors, a face full of comic sans font work. This easily exceeded my expectations and seeing it makes the whole thing seem that much more real.

This scan doesn’t quite do the thing justice as it lost some of the vibrancy of the color. The blues and blacks are deeper and richer.

By the way, for those of you who’ve been to the real Grand Prairie . . . yes, we’re all aware that the illustration doesn’t look like the real thing. But would you pick up a book that showed nothing more than Highway 103 cutting through some soybean fields? I didn’t think so.

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9 thoughts on “The Cover Is Uncovered

  1. Why yes. I was jumping up and down. And then I hurt myself. Oh well.
    Thanks everyone. To quote Milli Vanilli, “It really means a lot to me.”

    (In the spoken intro to “Girl You Know It’s True”

  2. i guess it depends on how you feel about soybeans. i find the whole endeavor frankly awesome. congratulations… i can’t wait to see the real thing 🙂

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