The Art World vs. Tom Mays

Damn you, Jeff Edwards, you insidious voice of reason, you.

So, if you’ve been following, you know I’m launching an ebook anthology with a bunch of my military AI short stories, called REMO.  And since the last cover I did was 96-ish % successful, I started off doing my own for this one as well.  And I’ve got a cover I like, but Jeff reasoned that hey, it turns out you are NOT a graphic designer, so you MIGHT just wanna get some options rather than commit to something developed on the fly, with a kind of art you’re unfamiliar with, and which is not necessarily evocative of a military SF anthology.

Damn correct bastard . . . .

So, on advice, I’m opening up the cover design for REMO to some actual graphic artists via the 99Designs website.  I’ve offered up a $200 bounty to the designer that can beat what I already have:

REMO Cover 1

We’re looking for a cover that is more immediately recognizable as military SF, and which looks more compelling as a thumbnail image.  All the subtle sci-fi-isms of my design seem to vanish at that size.

If you’re a graphic artist and want to compete for the bounty, go HERE.  You’ve got four days to present a proposal, so no dawdling!

2 thoughts on “The Art World vs. Tom Mays

  1. I think you can get away with the cover you have. If you’re writing about Cybernetic soldiers I think too many books focus on the hardware and not enough on the wetware. What is a soldier in the rawest form? A Mind Set. The mind is the First weapon and the body the First extension of the primary weapon.

  2. Well, I’m not COMMITTED to buying a design from there, but I am willing to give it the full initial four days. You can follow along by going to 99Designs and clicking “follow”.

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