My friend, and recording artist, Juni Fisher, had a concert in west Phoenix on Sunday, so she dropped by the True West World Headquarters today to look at some of my Daily Whip Outs for a possible cover for her new book. Her publisher had a graphics person take one of my abstract patinas that I posted here on my blog and mocked this up for her:
There is only one problem. I don't think I saved this and my curator, Kristi Jacobs, can't find it in my massive morgue. So, this morning I followed the basic design, above, adding in a crow, based on Juni's description of the plot.
Juni Fisher cover idea #1
Juni saw this and told me the crow should have a crucifix in his mouth, so I went home after our lunch at El Encanto and did another sky with this added element, plus a lightning version of the protagonist, upper right:
Juni Fisher cover idea #2
Juni Fisher cover idea #1.5
I just might suggest that for my tombstone:
"He couldn't leave well enough alone."
—Old Cartoonist Tombstone Epitaph
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