Monday, April 20, 2015

A brave elf, a new book cover, talented people.

Created by the genius Schuyler Hooke*

Are you familiar with Hermey, the elf who wants to be a dentist? Friend of Rudolf?

Here he is reading Goodbye Stranger, my next book (on shelves August 4th).

If you read this blog, you are a saint, and you may also be wondering what's up with the cover of the book Hermey is holding. It doesn't look like the one I showed you a mere two posts down.

Like text, cover art is often a subtly changing landscape, but I believe we now have the real deal.


Like the last cover, this one features art by Marcos Chin and the talents of Random House 
art-department crackerjacks Kate Gartner and Isabelle Warren-Lynch.

What do you think?

*This gorgeous Hermey figure was commissioned by my wonderful editor, Wendy Lamb, and created by editor/artist Schuyler Hooke, one of the best book folks around. Do you know how hard it is to make a ceramic Hermey balance properly? His head is much bigger than his legs! And look at that perfectly rendered book! I don't know how Schuyler did it. Thank you, Wendy and Schuyler. I will treasure this guy until my last day.