"...he has even had the privilege of having some of his covers show up on the New York Times bestseller list...". "He produces 100 covers a year, particularly for the New York Times bestsellers."
Ugh. No, not particularly for the New York Times bestsellers. That's the other six US designers and the Art Directors of New York who were featured speakers and participants (Kidd, de Wilde, Gall, Carson). They design bestsellers. I am lucky when that happens. Eesh.
"...he has even had the privilege of having some of his covers show up on the New York Times bestseller list...".
"He produces 100 covers a year, particularly for the New York Times bestsellers."
... Galley Cat presents yet another example of duplicate cover images.
I am in the process of sweeping the cobwebs away from this site. I am beginning with a new, fresh clean design which I hope the readers will like. I threw away a bunch of junk and in the coming days will be streamlining my links on the right. Most importantly, the content of the site has been neglected in recent months. I hope that is where you will see the biggest improvement in the days and weeks to come.
Well, I guess fall is here. To celebrate the end of the summer we spent a few days off with the family riding roller coasters at Kings Island near Cincinnati. I spent a lot of time at this park when I was a kid and it is great to be able to relive those memories and make new ones with my own kids. (This photo is of Firehawk, a coaster I rode with my 11 year old. You ride this one lying down. It was a blast.)
I am thrilled to be working on a cover for Henry Yee at Picador and another new project for Jonathan Sainsbury at Random House. These guys are both some of the most respected art directors in the industry and it is a real honor to be working with them.
The Detroit area was hit by incredibly hard storms Sunday night and into Monday. The result: over 200,000 DTE Energy consumers are without power—including us. So, we are half-living at home. We live in the sticks and have a well and septic system which require pumps to work. So we have no "facilities". Thankfully my wife's parents live on the other side of our small town and they do have power.
Since I work at home that leaves me in a bind. No power=hard to work. But, providentially, and I do mean Providentially, last week I purchased a new MacBook Pro 17". The theory was that it would come in handy on our vacations we have planned for the summer and fall. Little did I know that I would be needing it so quickly.
So, here I sit in the Springfield Township Public Library Quiet Study Room; or STPLQSR for short. I schedule 2 hours at a time and it seems no one here in Springfield Township wants to study or study quietly at least. They have wireless access and bathrooms: definitely two plusses in my view. So here I work. Really nothing is different than working in my office except a slightly smaller screen and no food is handy, which is probably a good thing.
So, Tobias' Outerwear for Books is open for business. Maybe I can find a book cover or two here for inspiration....