Micheal Laverty

Cultural engineer, guerrilla ontologist, and permanent resident of the Twilight Zone.

Micheal Laverty - Cultural engineer, guerrilla ontologist, and permanent resident of the Twilight Zone.

Cover for Hands of the Tyrants

Now or Never Publishing kept me in suspense for many weeks in anticipation of seeing the cover for my forthcoming novel Hands of the Tyrants, which will be released in the Fall of 2012. The final design is posted below. I think the contrast between the bright font and the dark background / illustration reflects the tone of Hands of the Tyrants. Even during initial drafts of this novel I wanted to capture a light-hearted, satirical tone while entertaining philosophical speculations on art and the relationship between artists and the state. I love the illustration that made it’s way into the final design. It’s a surreal collection of strange characters that is bordering on the abstract.  Any comments on this design are welcome…from praise to damnation!

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  • Cindy Hunt says:

    Love the cover, but more important looking forward to what lies in-between!

    April 7, 2012 at 5:53 pm
  • Braydon Beaulieu says:

    This looks great, Mike! Do you know the name of the designer?

    April 7, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    • mikelaverty says:

      Sorry for the late reply, Braydon. I don’t know the name of the designer…but I will find out! By the way, did you get the books I left for you in your office?

      April 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm
  • Anne Young says:

    I agree that the contrast between the whimsical drawing and the serious, retro-style font makes for a promising package. I anticipate that the contents are so spectacular, that the cover will appear to tastefully understate the bold brilliance encapsulated within.

    April 7, 2012 at 6:58 pm
  • Jeff Pardy says:

    Attaboy Mikey!

    April 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm
  • Louis-Philippe Comeau says:

    I can’t wait to read it! It sounds awesome!

    April 7, 2012 at 7:45 pm
  • Adam says:

    Looks great.

    April 7, 2012 at 8:47 pm
  • Kayla C says:

    Really great Mike. The blue and yellow colours compliment each other. Can’t wait to read it!

    April 8, 2012 at 9:50 pm
  • Eric Hansen says:

    Most refreshing, Mike.

    The cover evokes obscure mysteries. I am sure the content will be thought-provoking.

    June 5, 2012 at 4:45 am

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