‘Fastian’ Artwork

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything on here, and for that let me apologize. However, I have been mad busy with getting ‘Fastian’ finished in time for his October release. Even still, I am unsure if I’m going to make that deadline or not. But it’s safe to say that it will be in your hands or on your kindle before Christmas (should you choose to purchase it of course).

But yesterday I received the first proof of the the book cover. A pencil sketch that left me blown away. I’m over the moon with it. I can’t stress enough how important I believe a good book cover to be. Especially for a relatively unknown author among the thousands of other unknowns. Any edge you can get to get people to stop to have a browse over your book is an edge worth having. Luckily enough I have a hugely talented cousin, Karl O’ Donnell, who is doing my cover for me. Hand painted, no less.

So, as a teaser/taster for all you guys, here’s a glimpse of part of the initial pencil sketch cover for ‘Fastian.’ Hopefully it will whet your appetite for the book itself.photo

12 responses to “‘Fastian’ Artwork

  1. Very much intrigued, Jay. And, we can’t wait to read your novel. The cover is very important and a rather daunting task for any writer, but you’re right in the sense that it’s more important for unknowns. It took us a very long time to decide on ours, but we love the final and have gotten good responses from everyone that’s bought the book. Wishing you the best of luck with Fastian is Cometh. πŸ™‚

  2. Sure, and I can’t wait to see Fastian! I’m reblogging this post over at my place, if you don’t mind…

  3. Pingback: Jay Finn’s “Fastian” just got a cover! | olbigjim

  4. I’d say you’re going to end up with a really eye-catching cover. You’re dead right about the importance of a good cover. It’s the very first impression, even before the first sentence. Good luck with your release. I’ll watch out for it.

  5. Thanks Jim, I like that cover. Very interesting.

  6. Like the cover a lot, but I think the title’s even better. Really makes me want to go further.

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