While I've been getting the website ready to go public, I've been working with clients to get their books ready to publish. Yesterday, the first of those books went live on Amazon.
Hello, world. I'd like you to meet Harry the Crow, by John Kratman.
I originally designed a magazine illustration for Harry back in 2007, when Harry the Crow appeared in Æon Speculative Fiction, which I co-edited and co-published for four years with Marti McKenna. Using the original illustration as a guide, I reproduced the layout on a shiny new cover, which also appears in the cover gallery.
John's publishing imprint, Laughing Crow Press, needed a logo to face the world, so I created one featuring a couple of highly amused corvids. You can see it above, and a bit larger in the logo gallery.
The interior design of Harry the Crow uses the feather and robot hand from the cover as design elements: small and large full-color chapter and scene breaks and a graphic title page. You can see more of Harry's pages in the formatting gallery.
So here's Zone 1's first baby to see the light of day at an e-book retailer. As one of its original editors and publishers, I can testify to it being a remarkable story. I hope you'll download, read, and enjoy Harry the Crow.