Apartment walls are thin.
Reality may be thinner.
Ray Belga lives in the ugliest apartment building in town—but at least it’s quiet. Until a mystery neighbor’s fridge starts acting up.
At least…Ray thinks it’s a fridge. But he’ll soon learn you can’t trust everything you hear through apartment walls…
I hope you enjoy this (slightly twisted?) story about a guy with noisy neighbors. Just in time for Halloween!
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More info and excerpt here on THE GIRLFRIEND’s Pixelvania Publishing page.
“TMJ BITES!!” – T-shirt design for a friend who suffers from the painful jaw condition.
I’m very pleased with how it came out! It’s not a style I’ve ever really done before.
Top one on the left-hand side: “What’d I come out here for, again?”
A very very very very very very very long overdue commission for Frank Villarreal, a wonderful artist, banjoist, and penguin enthusiast.
Before this commish, I didn’t even know this species of penguin existed! They are really rad. With their semi-intimidating gaze it was hard not to cartoon one as a hard-boiled detective.
I believe the digital watercolor brushes are by Mastodon.Art user PolloMostro??
Our cat can be needy at times. OH MY GOSH, DUDE, WHAT DO YOU WANT?
Quick color study for my nosferatu novel. Unlike SCVK, I don’t have strong pictures of a lot of the characters in my head…which is annoying, I’ll be writing a scene and have to pause, “What was their name again??”
Background grabbed off GIS and blurred
Look who’s back! A peek inside Moxie Kitten’s active lifestyle.
A friend of mine wrote a postmodern hypertext (like, CYOA) eBook called LOVE OCTOPUS TRANSFORMATION. My sketch has been on its cover for years now, but since I’ve learned more about eyecatching book cover design, I wanted to update it and make it purdy for her.
Here’s the before:
The test of a good eBook cover: does it catch audience interest? Does it signal the genre?
My old errors: I stretched the text, and you can’t figure out what the illio is in the thumbnail. Genre, what’s that?
Here comes the AFTER!
A mashup of CC-0 photos, a little Krita magic, and surprisingly little futzing in Inkscape for the text!
This one might be a little fantastical for the subject matter, but I think it’s striking! If I could do it again, I might move the author name to the top…but at least the typeface matches her other books! #branding
Do you love BEFORE AND AFTER style book cover makeovers? Comment below with some of your favorites!
Any of you play MIRACLE MERCHANT? I adore the art style…so I made this!