Before I get into this, I've got to make one thing clear: this book is going to be self-published -- but purely as an art project -- not because I've decided to give up on the traditional route to publication: I still have me plenty of traditional irons in the traditional fire. Elfhame just happens to be my favorite out of all my old, pre-agent books. I've always kind of fantasized about what it would look if it were illustrated, and what my ideas would look like through an artist's eyes, and that is what has been happening slowly over the last year. Nancy has done some amazing work, and someday hopefully soon, it'll be available for friends and family and anyone who happens to randomly click on it. Because no, I don't intend to put any effort into marketing it. I just want the dang thing to exist.
So here they are: samples of the potential covers for Elfhame. Hopefully you can click the picture to make it larger, because I'm real curious to know which elements and fonts and colors and whatnot are the most appealing. We already have a mock-up of our favorite parts all in one cover -- it's the leading contender for the final cover -- but I'm going to kind of hold that one back for now. Wouldn't want to influence anyone's opinion. Just want to know if the things we like are the things everybody else is going to like.