So, over the past few weeks I’ve been in touch with the incredible designer who created the cover for The Iron Witch. I was totally blessed by the Cover Gods – that’s what everyone has been saying – but the reality is that I have, in fact, been blessed by the Cover Goddess. 🙂
Lisa Novak designs all sorts of fantastic stuff, including the covers for Flux. Her website includes fascinating glimpses into the work she does and the intricate process behind many covers that might be familiar to you…
Including mine! It has been brilliant to chat with Lisa about her work, and specifically about how she did the design for The Iron Witch. Here on her website, she shows some early (low res) designs for cover alternatives, along with the stock art she used to build the entire thing. See how she changed the elements around so that the originals are almost unrecognisable. Personally, I would never have guessed that the Elixir bottle wasn’t in Donna’s hand from the very beginning. Genius!
Take a look around her site – she has some other cool work on there, not all of it from the YA fiction market. I’m also trying to encourage her to start a design blog, but I’m not sure how successful I’ve been so far. 😉