Friday, July 10, 2009

July 10, 2009
Well, I believe this is a record for the number of cover designs we have gone through before going to press. Dan The Man just sent up covers 20 and 21 for our consideration. Here's a sneak peek:

Cover Contender #20:

And Cover Contender #21:

I like elements in both. I think the closer horse and rider in version #20 is stronger, but I also like the air in #21 (this cover seems to breath more). I also prefer the headline style in the second (500 Years Before The Cowboy). Trish Brink and several others up here prefer the closer rider because they believe it pops more and I think that is a valid consideration, especially on the newsstand. The ground seems richer in the first one, but Dan is concerned this cover may end up a mudbath, since the values are quite close in density. All good points and worth talking about.

So, don't just sit there, tell us what you think?

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