Monday, August 30, 2010

Win Some...

I've been asked a few times about this so I thought I'd address it once and move on. Some have noticed that the new cover on the paperback version of Lucky Breaks is not only different from the hardcover, but is not even drawn by me. This is true. Sadly things like this happen occasionally in publishing. I went through my archives and found this sketch. It was my one proposal for the cover of the hardcover and also the paperback. It was rejected both times, but I still like it. I guess that's what sketch blogs are for.

Anyhoo, more positive posts coming soon.

6 comments:

Adam Rex said...

Yeah, happened to me on the books I illustrated for Katy Kelly. All of them have new cover illustrations, though I think my work can still be seen on the inside.

Olivia Casanova said...

I love it!

Loredan Avery said...

If it's any consolation, when I went to check out the Lucky books on Amazon, even though it showed the new covers, when you click on it to 'see what's inside' it still show your original cover. :o) I'm pretty sure your original work is still inside as well.

I'm sorry it happened. You've put so much though and consideration in each line that a person can't help but relate to your illustrations.

My favorite is at the end of the first Lucky, where Lucky is sitting on Brigitte's lap, and she's wrapped in their special hug.

Michelle Henninger said...

That stinks. I like the sketch.

On a positive note, we picked up "Flora's Very Windy Day" yesterday at B&N, and the kids loved it (so did I!).

matt said...

Thanks, guys. Adam, I haven't seen the new Kelly covers but I can't imagine why they'd do that. This isn't the first time it's happened to me (and it'll probably happen again). Always a drag. My interiors are still in the paperback, too.

Laura said...

I am really unhappy that the cover art isn't yours for this book. It is absolutely insane and nonsensical. Before The Higher Power of Lucky became popular I purchased a copy because I loved the illustrations. I thought the cover art was so unique. EVERYONE is expecting your art for the cover of this book. It is a terrible mistake on the publisher's end.