Below, I give you the cover design for the Canadian and US edition of The Demonologist. The texture and colour and striking simplicity articulates the book so lusciously, I’m in debt to its designers, Jackie Seow and Esther Paradelo, at Simon & Schuster, for such great work.
What’s also cool about it is that the hardcover will feature a cut-out of one of the o’s, which will have an eye looking out from within. If you pull the flap back, you will see that the eye belongs to a girl – Tess, the protagonist’s daughter – cast against a classically hellish landscape. I’m planning on blowing that one up as a poster and putting it on the office wall. It’ll do the same job that those sappy “INSPIRATION” posters do for others.