So I’ve already shown you the cover for my upcoming book, Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, designed by Casimir Fornalski. Here it is again, in case you’d forgotten:
But I got a lot of excellent submissions for my book cover contest. I hugely enjoyed seeing all the different visual spins people gave to this book: the variety is astonishing, and wildly entertaining. And I think all the designers deserve recognition and attention for the work they put into their submissions.
So here, as promised, is the gallery of the runners-up. Designers are being credited as they’ve asked to be credited — with real names, pseudyonyms, first names only, or anonymously — and with Websites and/or contact information, or not, as they’ve requested. Enjoy the gallery of godless rage!
By Angel López, illustrator, engelart.artworkfolio.com, slaynthefallen (at) hotmail (dot) com:
By C Tran, cangtran0 (at) gmail (dot) com:
By Joan Buck, jmbuck2 (at) gmail (dot) com:
By Karley Johnston, johnnykaje.wordpress.com/store, karley.jo.johnston (at) gmail (dot) com:
By Katelyn Blum, tiny.deer.feet (at) gmail (dot) com:
Matt did two versions of this cover; here’s the second one:
By Myk Dowling:
By Quentin Long, anthrozine.com, cubist (at) aol (dot) com:
By R.M. Guest:
And by Zugswang:
And once again, my heartfelt thanks go out to all the designers who submitted cover art to this contest. I was very impressed by the quality of submissions, and was genuinely touched by the time and work that clearly went into them. I’d originally said that the top five runners-up would get a free copy of the book; but I’ve now decided that I don’t want to have to pick just five, so everyone who submitted a cover for this contest is going to get a free copy, in whichever format they prefer. I only wish I could afford to do more. Thanks again!