Firstly, this is for you if you are available now. I'm ready to promote the novel as soon as the design is complete.
I'm looking for an experienced illustrator to complete the cover of my new Novel - Dip in the Wick.
The illustration will need to be provided to me in a pdf format for Createspace to print as a hardback (spine, blurb text on the back) and also as an ebook at a later date. (I already have the pdf template's unique size).
The novel is an intelligent?? rom/com and I'm seeking a playful design that reflects the humour within the book and the other themes of relationships, personal growth, middle age and health.
I'm an artist myself (a messy one) and have four or five solid ideas and various layouts if you prefer to follow one of them, or you may have your own ideas.
The image needs to work as a thumbnail too. I believe in excellence so only apply if you are professional and can show me a portfolio of previous book covers.
Mars has met Venus and they’re eating, praying, loving and living in a warehouse in Hackney Wick, East London.
Join Malcolm Norman, as he marvels at the mundane and finds magic in the moment. Hear about his exes, prostitutes, women wrestlers, VIP parties, trips to the cock clinic, the time he was hypnotised by a TV star, his quest to become wheat-free and how he’s manifested the perfect playmate - Hilda Pemberton, a hospital clown from the home counties.
But tension is brewing in Olympicland. Rent is increasing, misfits are being replaced by trustafarians, and Malcolm is struggling to accept his partner’s need to try everything. When Hilda declares she’s not spending another winter in the Wick, she’s off to Thailand, this not so young; Young British Artist must work out if it’s him or the warehouse she’s leaving?
Set in Europe’s largest artists’ quarter, and based on real events, Dip in the Wick reveals the moments that maketh a misfit, and how we’re all just trying to fit in… somewhere.
I will attach the link to my pinterest boards which will hopefully give you some background information to my vision. I'm also open to different ideas.
IDEALLY THE COVER WILL COMMUNICATE
INTELLIGENCE (EG NOT YOUR BASIC ROM/COM)