Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Hey everyone,

Check out this cover for THEY, a new horror novel from Jesus Gonzalez. Jesus is a friend of mine,a wonderful writer and his book is available for pre-order now from the fine folks at Thunderstorm books. Horror fans should definitely check out Jesus' work, and consider giving THEY a shot.

I got to do the cover for the book and wanted to share a bit of the process with you. It was fairly straight forward in that I painted it by hand, then added color digitally. I fiddled with the design of the cover, title and spine, some of which was used by the publisher. Bare in mind you're seeing my ideas with all the blemishes left in. You process fans can have fun comparing.

This first version of the book is a collector's edition, and I believe a mass market version is in the works. So this is your chance to get the book in it's limited, collector's form. I believe we may be signing some too, so stay tuned for more info on that.



Tod said...

Mike, I love this artwork. I am thrilled you did such a fantastic job for this novel. I was lucky enough to read the manuscript & THEY is a AMAZING read.


Charles R. Rutledge said...

Man that is a sharp illustration, Mike. Really really cool. The book sounds good too.

Mike Hawthorne said...

Thanks, guys! Glad you like it so much :-)