Tansy's post about her new cover, reminded me how important cover art is. The artist, Dion Hamill, and I have been chatting about cover artists we admire and it made me realise how these artists have shaped my memories of books. People like Frazetta, Barry Windsor Smith, Boris Valejo and Jeff Jones spring to mind.
Are modern cover artists as iconic? Which recent book covers have struck you as remarkable? I think Marianne de Pierres Parrish books had strong covers. You can't go past a girl in tight leather!
Which covers from the golden age speculative fiction do you remember fondly?
The ROR group was started in 2001 by Marianne and Rowena.
We meet every year or so to critique our manuscripts. We are united by a passion for the speculative fiction genre and the craft of writing. (And sharing good food and wine doesn't go amiss, either). www.ripping-ozzie-reads.com