Laying Out the February Issue of Smith’s Monthly
And I need short story covers.
There are five short stories in Smith’s Monthly #46, so I started about 11:30 tonight after Allyson saved me earlier in the evening from my own stupidity with DepositPhotos. So from 11:30 until 1 am, I did five short story covers. Four are in my Smith’s Stories branding look, and Poker Boy stories have their own branding.
But I had templates for both, so the longest time it took was for me to find the art that would fit the story. And in the Poker Boy story, the branding.
The hardest story was the story titled “Lost Robot” which I wrote for this fantastic piece of cover art by Bob Eggleton on Writer’s of the Future #35. I couldn’t use Bob’s wonderful art, so finding something that even pretended to fit was just brutal.
For those of you who knew Kip from the Anchor, the story “Menu of Memory” I wrote in his honor just after he died.
So thought I would show you what I did tonight for covers for the stories in Smith’s Monthly #45. And then I have to head for bed because at 6:30 Kris and I are headed out for a 5K run. One of the few live events recently, so we’re going to have fun, once I wake up.