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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cover Stories: Fat Vampire by Adam Rex

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Adam Rex's Fat Vampire cover appealed to me immediately. Plus, the tagline, "A never coming of age story," made me laugh out loud. I had to have Adam stop by to tell its tale. Here's Adam:

"I had a lot of ideas for this book cover. I have a sketchbook filled with them. I'm an illustrator as well as an author, so I'm in the happy position of always assuming I'll have a lot of input regarding the cover image. Even in the case of Fat Vampire, which is my first book which contains no illustrations whatsoever.

"So I have a few thumbnail sketches of the slushie cup option that are very similar to the finished cover. I also experimented with a couple silhouette designs, one of which I illustrated in a finished form that appears on the case, beneath the jacket. I have a couple designs that feature my main character, Doug, with a bat head. I have a couple ideas that would have featured model shoots with teen girls eating red popsicles, which are melting, blood-like, down their necks. In these Doug the vampire is leering from the background. Anyway, I had a lot of ideas, not all of them good..."

See some of Adam's sketches, and read the rest of this Cover Story, at melissacwalker.com.


5 comments:

Heather said...

I'm so glad you posted this! I agree, this cover is striking. I pick it up every time I'm in the store (even though I already own it) and the tagline is excellent.

Liz Gallagher said...

Thanks for the reminder that Fat Vampire it out there! Gotta pick that up. What a fabulous cover, too.

Micol Ostow said...

Such a great cover. I have to check that book out.

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