A few years back when Jeff Smith, creator of BONE was giving me a pep talk, he had a word or two about how my cluttered graphic novel covers were hindering the series. He had his production dude (I think it was Steve Hamaker,) whip up a few ideas to show me what he meant. Here is a look.

It was incredibly generous of Jeff to do this. There are several other designs as well.


Jeff was thinking ahead to when the series might be collected in one or two massive trade paperback collections!

Jim Valentino also thought my old cover work was dated, so when he decided to re-release my graphic novels, he came up with the idea of the die cut cover, which has gone over very well. The simple design catches the eye. People love it.