Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Featured Cover Artist: Max Rambaldi

When I was trying to figure out the cover art for When Cthulhu Met Atlach-Nacha, my options basically boiled down to a concept I'd given my graphic designer, Wendy McBride, and a piece I found on Deviant Art by an artist named Max Rambaldi from Padua, Italy. I contacted Max, and she was super quick to respond and very cool. I ended up loving the original piece that Wendy made for me, and it fits the story better, but you should check out the art I almost got for the cover:

Somebody needs to use this! If I write another Cthulhu mythos romance before someone else snags it, I'm definitely going to buy exclusive book cover rights from Max.

Her other work is fantastic, too. It's got so much personality and style. Check it out on her Facebook page.

2 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous! Unfortunately I don't know much about Cthulhu myths so I can't write it. ;)

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  2. You're in for a treat. Lovecraft exists in a weird copyright limbo because of both the shared universe and the fact that it is stuck in Mickey Mouse never-expire-land. You used to be able to get his stuff for free from the australian project gutenberg until they caved to our copyright law recently. But you can get massive lovecraft story collections for almost nothing on the Kindle store, because his original works are kind of sort of public domain.

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