It seems as though I may be zeroing in on the final cover art for At Eternity’s Gate. I’ve gone through several renditions to date, and each time I’ve discarded their amateur scented carcasses into the overflowing well of mediocre shit I’ve crafted over the years. That said, I think this one is looking pretty fresh. I can’t really take much credit here though. My lovely and talented girlfriend, Allie, collaged this vector by Fernando Michelotti and I used some photoshop magic (with control of the colors fully in Allie’s paint-stained hands) and it turned out better than expected. The font is High Tide and had a poster quality to it that tickled my rune-ish aesthetic. I’m not sure if I’ll make any changes from here on out, but if I do make any I’m sure it will soak up another twenty hours of my life like this one did.
I’ve also reformatted the first three chapters of At Eternity’s Gate, and inserted the new cover into the PDF. You can download that spiff jazz in the book or download section of the site, or click right here: At Eternity’s Gate 1-3. I also fought through the night with Smashwords Style Guide. It was terrible and if equated to a medieval battle my limbs have been severed and my head is being gnawed voraciously by an overgrown saltwater crocodile lurking in the moat surrounding Smashwords’ castle. Ultimately I failed to convert my word document to Epub and Mobi files for reasons that I can’t even begin to understand. I will try again another day, after my memories are assimilated with that crocodile and I have my vengeance through the double eye-lided peepers of an ageless aquatic reptile. Chomp chomp, mother fuckers.
Also of note: My Download page is looking better. You can find At Eternity’s Gate, a desktop background and a short story there. I’ll be updating that with more stuff as it is made. I hope you enjoy the graphic I made for the page.