The book is called: Sinister Bones: Wonderfully Wicked
This is a book about a fourteen year old boy who is forced to live in the world of the living before he can claim his rightful place as the harbinger of Death.
I need a book cover designed with a Tim Burton feel to it. I would like to have both front and back jacket designed although the front cover in obviously the most important.
Text and images must be at least .125" inside the trim lines to ensure that no live elements are cut during the bookmaking process.
Title and Author Name
Your book's title and the author's name must appear on the cover exactly as it was entered during the title setup process.
Images may be CMYK or RGB color. All images should be sized at 100%, flattened to one layer and placed in your document at a minimum resolution of 300 DPI.
I would like to have the original file sent to me in I guess what is called multiple layers as well so I can break it up later for a website and merchandising. So do please keep that in mind when creating, it needs to have a bite, and very marketable!
Please feel free to be as creatively “WICKED” as possible!
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Cover size: roughly about 5.06 x 7.81 (12.852 x 19.837 CM)
Sinister Bones is about a fourteen year old boy who is sent to live amongst the human race. These are called the "Trials of the WICKED". This is part of his training to become one of the Harbingers, Death's solders, a collector of souls.
It's a journey of humanity and the struggle of being a human and all its many frailties. His inter struggle to control the WICKED inside he so desperately wants to set free.
Love becomes the game changer, the more he understands and experiences the emotion the more intrigued he becomes. So intrigued that he is willing to risk everything and do what no other WICKED has ever done, and that is to stay a human! Knowing the longer he does, the more human he will become. Trust and love become his only ally, as the Wicked and the other factions of the realms hunt him down.
He has created a great unbalance in realms between The Holy, The Spirit and The Wicked. They will stop at nothing, and killing him is their only option now. They will not let this abomination take place; they will not let this young Wicked become a real boy.
I guess when I think of the cover it could go many ways… one that comes to mind is a grave yard and in the center in a sickle standing on its own… blood on the blade (or not, cloak on the ground)… or even leaning on a grave.
You could go the rout of Sinister’s Face which might be hard, he has black hair, light grey eyes and looks more EMO.
I am going to load an image of a boy, but I’m thinking darker hair, same cut perhaps, same grey eyes but less famine I would think. I’m not sure what is going on with the whole finger in the mouth thing..lol.
I’m open to a lot of things… use anything you would consider WICKED, snakes, dragons, skulls, symbols, etc.