Here’s how you make a cover for a book …
Step 1 – spend weeks drawing lots of different ideas
Step 2 – have many arguments with graphic designer wife
Step 3 – don’t give in
Step 4 – realise that wife probably has better sense for this stuff than you do … and compromise
Step 5 – Draw the title, draw the outlines of two dogs about to have a scruff using the only lightbox you have available (the sun)
Step 6 – Colour in the texture of that big shaggy dog on the back cover!
Step 7 – Finish the writing on the back (some endorsements from Jennifer Mills, Rod Moss and Tom Singer!! )
Step 8 And add the spine.
Here’s the spine up close!
Step 9 – scan and relinquish to graphic designer.