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Book Cover Idea


I did another fantasy illustration of one of my favorite books. Poignant and bitterly funny, this was published in 1969, so it is rife with "free love" and what a pain in the ass it is.

Comments (5)

Jonathan Hohensee:

Most of my favorite books - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, and Illuminatus! Trillogy - are where the authors take a step back from the late 1960's radical movement, look at it, and say "wait...are you sure that is such a good idea? Because from where I'm at, it sounds crazy."


Hmmm....reminds me of "The Wall" in Nuremberg....not that I frequented any of those establishments, you understand.

Mr. Michael:

The subject matter isn't one that attracts me... but that cover! On my screen it has a fantastic 3D illusion of physical depth, and I love how the red goes all "candy apple".

Didn't know one could do that through a monitor!


A careful use of drop shadows is a fun optical effect.


Was out most of last week. Spending some time getting caught up on the site. Cool Cover John! Liked Mcafee's site too!



John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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