Look at it! JUST FUCKING LOOK AT IT!!!
So, yeah, there it is.
In a previous post, I talked about how I was working on a bunch of designs and finally getting closer to a finished product. However, the more I looked at them…the less I liked them. And I scrapped them all.
Less than a month away from launching my first book, I didn’t have a cover and didn’t really have a clue as to what I wanted to do. I’d been drawing and sketching so many different designs that I was now just burt out and frustrated from the process.
So I went out and got a case of beer, a six pack of different beer and some whiskey. I retreated with these items back into my lair/basement bar and was prepared to just draw a bunch of stick figures in crayon, say fuck it and use that as the cover.
And then I drank a whole bunch.
While doing this, I started messing around with some scraps of paper and cardstock and scissors. Still just messing around, I made what you see above. As I looked at it, I realized that I had just unintentionally made a fairly decent looking cover for The Sock Puppets From Hell.
I used my phone to snap a picture of my drunken masterpiece and called it a night. And, really, that’s perfect. A drunken idiot goofing around with some scrap arts and craft supplies, not thinking it would turn into anything.
Because that’s exactly how I came up with the Sock Puppets From Hell back in 2003 while living in an Army barracks in South Korea. But that’s a story for another time.
What are your thoughts on the Sock Puppets From Hell book cover? Share your words in the little comments box below and I’m sure I’ll read it at some point.