Friday, March 20, 2009

Jen Wang: The Angel Maker




Top is the final cover, bottom two are some first-round comps. The novel is inspired by Frankenstein, and deals with a scientist doing questionable genetic experiments in a European village. I love how all this is suggested by the final cover in the way the village houses drip into the gothic title like DNA strands. I also like how Jen places the Penguin logo. Gurl ain't afraid to slap it in da middle.

"The village of Wolfheim is a quiet little place until the geneticist Dr. Victor Hoppe returns after an absence of nearly twenty years. The doctor brings with him his infant children—three identical boys all sharing a disturbing disfigurement. He keeps them hidden away until Charlotte, the woman who is hired to care for them, begins to suspect that the triplets—and the good doctor— aren’t quite what they seem."(Penguin)

4 comments:

Gary said...

Nice idea for a blog. I've added you to my roll. I also concentrate on covers, though on the titles thereon: http://garydexter.blogspot.com

Ian Shimkoviak said...

that top one is wonderful!

the_young_dude said...

yes, that last one is a perfect fit..

Gould said...

Is it me or that Angel Maker reminds me of Raspoutine's face?

http://chezraspoutine.com/Photo_Gallery-12.aspx