The War Against Love -- The Evolution of the Cover https://schooloftheages.webs.com/apps/photos/ The War Against Love -- The Evolution of the Cover My original cover mockup I made this cover mockup with GIMP and unpaid images just to get a chance to look at what I was imagining. It has a red sky -- for war -- plus School of the Ages, Prague's Charles Bridge, my new heroine Ana Vorkina, and one of the book's several monster, a Krampus (German Christmas devil). https://schooloftheages.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=157422985 157422985 First Professional Cover Draft A few days after I hired Mande Matthews, she produced this early draft with most of the elements in place. We considered other girl models for Ana, but wound up settling with this one. https://schooloftheages.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=157422984 157422984 Second Professional Cover Draft Mande hand-built this Krampus from other components so that we could go on to refine it. https://schooloftheages.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=157422981 157422981 Alternate Krampus Cover #1 This Krampus came about when I told Mande the creature should look like a "shaggy Satan." https://schooloftheages.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=157422982 157422982 Alternate Krampus Cover #2 The Krampus isn't more important than Ana, so he can't be this big. https://schooloftheages.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=157422983 157422983 Revised original Krampus cover. We tried to make the first Krampus a little meaner. But alas, he still looks like he's squatting on the toilet. https://schooloftheages.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=157422979 157422979 Alternate Krampus Face #1 This lion-like monster face turned out to be just right! https://schooloftheages.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=157422980 157422980 Final Cover without Blurb Mande Matthews nailed this cover! She is already hired for the rest of the series. Hire Mande at http://amdesignstudios.net/ https://schooloftheages.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=157423278 157423278