I've done a few covers for Jacqueline Druga and have had an amazing time with each one. The cover for Protocol One was no exception. Jackie described the book, gave me a few key elements she might like to see in the cover, and let me loose.
I also wanted to use this as an opportunity to show how many images can go into a single cover. My covers are typically compiled of at least three stock images at minimum, but this one took the cake with over 10! Here's just a few below at a glance.
I was lucky enough to find the perfect trio of survivors from HiddenYume-Stock to complete the sense of a surreal, bleak journey to the bunker. I searched quite a while to find the right group of survivors, and was happy to have found that one. And of course, I can't have an apocalyptic design without some fabulous textures. The rain texture specifically ended up looking like ash when inverted and laid over the rest of the image; fitting since in this novel ash from a comet is polluting the atmosphere.
Jackie writes gripping, realistic post-apocalyptic horror novels that are unique and loved by her fans. With each cover I design for her, I make sure the cover represents her wicked awesome talent! Be sure to check out Jackie's amazon author page.
"Ask and you shall receive. Eloise Knapp delivers exactly what I want each and every time, from book covers to posters. She is amazing. Not only is she talented, she is efficient and fast. Her covers are gripping, professional and the best ‘first’ line of sales for any author. They are attention grabbers. I like that she has the ability to ‘grasp’ what I see as an author and I look forward to working with her on many more. It is my hope, that when I become super successful, that I can have her redo all of my covers. Which is a lot. Thanks El, for the great work." - Jacqueline Druga