For my last uni project we had to pick a book from the Penguin Classics range and design a cover for it.
This wasn’t my final piece, I disliked that one, so here is one of my initial ideas.
Earlier today I received a little preview for the cover I’ve painted for a new children’s magazine: “Storytime”. This project has been fantastic to be involved with, the team over at Luma are an absolute delight and are trying to do something really quite special.
You can see some glimpses of the work going into these books here:
I couldn’t recommend having a look highly enough. In all honestly I feel very much out of place, the caliber or the artists Luma have pulled together on this project is a little overwhelming, well worth having a dig through the preview site to see whats coming up in the first few issues.
I plan to post a little process gif of the cover I have done for issue 2 (It’s actually a wrap around, but the back hasn’t been posted yet so I can’t show it) as soon as I can cobble something together.
More updates soon!
"Wizard of Oz" by Oriol Vidal
The winkies present their gifts to Dorothy and company! This is from Chapter 13.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum
I’ve grown up with the classic Judy Garland movie adaptation of this book (probably an attempt to introduce American culture in my childhood), so Dorothy was my Alice, and Oz my Wonderland.
As always, there is more to the book than the movie, but this time it’s not like the movie is lacking, but more like the book is an extended version with extra cut scenes and new places. The most significant difference though, would be that the “ruby slippers” were originally “silver shoes”. (And the fact that in the book it wasn’t “just a dream” but hEY.) Not gonna say much more about the book, but reading about the green glasses everyone is commanded to wear in the Emerald City gave me a most brilliant idea for a book!Dorothy cosplay!
Wizard of Oz by Mike Mahle
From the Rock Paper Books cover series