I was invited by book jacket designer John Gall to take part in a project called '30 Covers in 30 Days'. National Novel Writing Month
is a project that challenges children and adults to write a 50,000-word novel, from scratch, in the month of November. In 2010, 200,500 people took part in National Novel Writing Month. To encourage authors to finish their novels, book jacket designers were brought in by John to create book covers, one cover a day for the entire month. We are each given a synopsis and asked to finish the book cover on the same day. I did this one on Saturday. It's now on their site here
, along with other covers by Paul Sahre, Jessica Hische, Chris Silas Neal and many others that are taking part in the project.
The book is called 'Clash of the Pulps'
, and the writer, Nathan Cabaniss, is about halfway finished. Here is the synopsis:
"947. The war is over, and the heroes are gone. Once shining and glorious and everything humanity aspired to be, the heroes of the 1930’s are now either retired, missing or dead; their golden age brought to a screeching halt with the advent of the Second World War. Now, three of the world’s greatest adventurers must return:
There’s Alexander Steele, III, one of the smartest men in the world and an Olympic-level athlete, someone on whom the war has taken its toll. He spends his nights now alone - waiting, hoping for a chance to restart his glory days.
Albrecht Engel, a German-born fighter pilot - some say the best in the world. He carries the burden of the destruction of the Phantom Legion, his own private army of pilots and airmen, for which he feels responsible.
And Dusk, the masked vigilante who haunted Depression-era Manhattan, cleansing the mean streets of the dregs of society. But is he really who he claims to be? Just who exactly is it under that mask?
Now, all three must put aside their personal demons and return to stop one of their oldest, most powerful foes…"