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Help me pick a Fram Gage cover!

UPDATE: Along with the criteria listed below, allow this question to influence your decision on which cover is better: Which book cover has more of a superhero/comic book feel to it?

With the release of Fram Gage and The Three Adversaries about one and a half months away, I had to start thinking about the cover for the book.

The nice thing about a series is the fact that once the initial cover is made, subsequent books work from that cover. There's a little less work in the design, because the general layout is already established.

Still, that doesn't make it easy to make the new cover. Which is why I have narrowed down my book cover options to two. But I really don't know which one I like best. I have reasons to say each is the better cover.

I figured you might be able to help me in this regard. Below are images for my two proposed covers. Take a look at them. Figure out which one catches your eye the most and compliments the cover of the previous book, too. Which one makes you want to read the book more?

After you have decided, scroll to the bottom of this post where you can vote for your favorite cover. The cover with the most votes will be the one I use.

I'd appreciate it if you could share this post with your family and friends. Feel free to do so my using any of the "Share It" options at the end of this post.

Thanks for you help!

Cover #1

Cover #2

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  1. I think Cover #2 but the people silhouettes should not be translucent.

  2. Thanks for the vote, Don. I'll consider your suggestion for the cover.

  3. I agree with Don. On number two the silhouettes stand out more and make you want to know what's inside.

  4. Do you think they should be completely white as opposed to translucent?

  5. I think that white might be too bright. I think the general color is good, but maybe just remove the patterning within the silhouettes (I know it is easier said than done). Due to the gradations of background shading, it may be necessary for each character to be a slightly different color in order to appear to the mind as the same shade.

  6. I like the 2nd cover. It has more pop to the silouttes.

  7. It looks like things are leaning in that direction. I took Don's suggestion and made it so the silhouettes were not translucent. It helped them stand out more, and looks much better. I expect that will be the final cover. Though personally, I thought the first one was better. But that's why I put it out there for you guys to vote and comment on. I needed to make sure the right one was picked over the one I liked.


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