Recent Covers by Lucky Bat Books Artists

by Judith. We don’t usually have the chance to simply share the brilliance of Lucky Bat Books artists, so I said, why not? I am constantly amazed and in awe of the concepts our artists conjure up and the final book covers they create – both on target for the market and beautiful to the eye. Here...

Brandon Swann

Brandon has been painting or drawing most of his life in one way or another and started with digital when Paint showed up as part of Windows, then moved into traditional media classes. When he got his first Wacom tablet he started moving into computer and graphic design. He has had training in design for ads...

Daniele Serra

Daniele Serra is a professional illustrator and winner of The British Fantasy Society Best Artist Award, 2012. His work has been published in Europe, Australia and the United States, and displayed at various exhibits across the U.S. and Europe. He has provided illustrations for authors such as Brian...

Fiction Book Design: Focus on Print

by Judith Harlan. We have lots of discussions here at Lucky Bat Books over the difference between the ebook and paperbook reading experience. We’re all pretty sure we know what paperbook reading should feel like; we’ve been reading paper books all our lives. (Maybe the last generation to do so?...

Maxmizing the Potential of Digital: Two Case Studies

by Cindie Geddes. An ebook is more than a digital representation of a print book. Let me take that back; an ebook CAN be more than a digital representation of a print book. Sure, you can take the same file you’re going to use for your print book, run it through any of a number of conversion programs and...

Joe J. Calkins

Joe J. Calkins is a self-taught illustrator and graphic designer residing near Portland, Oregon. While most of his finished works are digital these days, they all include some hand-drawn or painted elements in the process. When not illustrating, Joe dabbles in all forms of traditional art media and spends...

How to Design a Compelling Book Cover

Lucky Bat Books cover design artist Theresa Rose shares some of her insights on designing covers for ebooks and print. We simply asked what makes a good book cover design and then transcribed Theresa’s words: Good Design? Multiple Components Enter the Picture: Typography and the use of a font that...

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