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    #16
    Originally posted by srboone View Post
    Awesome! Why isn't your name on the CD website for the striking The Influence cover?
    Credit in the book's interior is enough for me
    http://www.kealanpatrickburke.com

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      #17
      Fair enough.
      "I'm a vegan. "

      ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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        #18
        And here is the new book design website:

        http://www.elderlemondesign.com
        http://www.kealanpatrickburke.com

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          #19
          Originally posted by Kealan Patrick Burke View Post
          And here is the new book design website:

          http://www.elderlemondesign.com
          Really like the Wool cover! Very cool!

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            #20
            Originally posted by peteOcha View Post
            Really like the Wool cover! Very cool!
            I second that, very nice cover!

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              #21
              Thanks guys!
              http://www.kealanpatrickburke.com

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                #22
                They has a very cool look to it. Regardless, they are all well done.

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                  #23
                  Kealan - I have a question for you.

                  Aside from your own novels - when you are designing a cover for a book, how do you figure out what kind of drawings, pictures, etc. are going to go on the cover? Do you have to read a transcript, or a summary of the story/characters? Is it something you collaborate with the author or editor? When do you go to an artist like Caruso, etc.?

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                    #24
                    TJ: I use stock art or in-house photography only. I don't hire artists. If I can't do the composite myself, I pass on the project. So far this has only happened once, with a science fiction cover that needed an illustrator, not a graphic designer (this is why I don't do SF covers). Usually the author will give me the concept they have in mind, in addition to a synopsis. If either of those is not enough, I'll read some of the book to get a feel for the tone, etc.
                    http://www.kealanpatrickburke.com

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                      #25
                      Very interesting - I was always curious if certain that featured a person for example, was as you said "in-house photography", or public domain type images. Like the Kill Whitey cover, or the cover for the one Gonzalez title where the guy is sitting on a chair. Those are everyday looking people. Or even ones where this a house or building....

                      Thanks - it was something I always thought about.

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                        #26
                        Kealan is working on covers for a series of Top Secret projects for us and they're AMAZING.

                        Brian
                        Brian James Freeman
                        brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

                        Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.CemeteryDance.com
                        Lonely Road Books: http://www.LonelyRoadBooks.com
                        Lividian Publications: http://www.Lividian.com
                        My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

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                          #27
                          I had no idea he did the cover for The Influence - it is simple, but very good.

                          I am curious to see what else he has in store for us Brian.

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by TJCams View Post
                            Very interesting - I was always curious if certain that featured a person for example, was as you said "in-house photography", or public domain type images. Like the Kill Whitey cover, or the cover for the one Gonzalez title where the guy is sitting on a chair. Those are everyday looking people. Or even ones where this a house or building....

                            Thanks - it was something I always thought about.
                            TJ: My girlfriend is a professional photographer, and she specializes in dark images, so if we can get the shot ourselves we will. For example, the guy in the chair on JF's cover is me, and we shot that at Mansfield Reformatory, (i.e. Shawshank)
                            http://www.kealanpatrickburke.com

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
                              Kealan is working on covers for a series of Top Secret projects for us and they're AMAZING.

                              Brian
                              Thanks Brian!
                              http://www.kealanpatrickburke.com

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                                #30
                                Here's the reworked cover for my short story OFFLINE:

                                Offline NEW.jpg
                                http://www.kealanpatrickburke.com

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