Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A little "oomph" for Beanworld!

Here's the final artwork for the all color hardcover Tales of the Beanworld aka Beanworld 3.5.
Drops June 27, 2012

Now, please indulge me for a moment....

This artwork above is for the endpapers of Beanworld 3.5.
Anytime my editor, Diana Schutz, asks me about what I envision for this sort of thing
I always say "Surprise me!"
Because I know she will.
And she did!

The production budget alloted for a one color endpaper.
But Diana and designer, Tina Allesi, came up with this design.
They sent it to me, fingers crossed, hoping I'd like it enough to bust the budget a bit.
My reaction was (of course) Awwwwwww!
Will the printer charge extra money to produce it in two colors?
Oh yeah, but hey, that cash will come out of my end not the retailer's or reader's.

Going to two colors is a subtle thing the reader might not ever notice.
We all believeit will provide a bit of "oomph" to the final product at the point-of-sale.

And as the final arbiter of such things on my creator owned and controlled book
I get to make the final decision.
(Yay, creator owned books!)

The design came through right before WonderCon
(and I will do my late wrap up next post)
and Charles Brownstein took one look at it and said,
"That should be some kind of fabric!"


Desert Scribe said...

Can't wait for this to come out! Thanks for the sneak preview!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to pick up the cost... Beanworld is worth every penny.

Brian Jacoby from Secret Headquarters in Tallahassee Florida said...

I bet SOMEwhere out there is a custom fabric company that would love to do a Beanworld print!

Rodneylives said...

So does this mean we'll be able to buy this soon?

jackd said...

"So, dear," I asked my wife, "Should I go ahead and order the next Beanworld book?" "Oh hell yeah" came the reply. Done.