For the last few years, I've been assisting an independent author by the name of Cullen Nolan who runs Phoenix Tree Publishing and have been hard at work illustrating a front cover back in 2007. The story is mainly historical fiction that explores the Knights Templar mythos and the famous events surrounding King John and the Magna Carta. As a Templar afficionado, I'm quite proud of what Cullen has achieved in his work and has recently completed the manuscript into a digital book on Amazon at first.
Then, the next phase was to produce a tangible item that all of us can hold onto and look at with appreciation. Russ McIntosh, a former small press comics editor I worked with years before, has done a remarkable job on the cover design and it truly shows the wonderful use of composition and typography interlaced with the border.
As of this month, Cullen sent me this huge paperback that has finally come to fruition and I'm quite stoked to see my work on the cover. But it's not the end of the story as we plan to do another book cover for another story as well as one other manuscript project Cullen is working on.
I can't wait to get medieval again.