Interview at SFFWorld

An interview with SFF World is online now.

Here's one of the questions and answers.

You also have to tell us a bit about the new covers that are quite different from the old ones? How involved have you been in the process?

I’ve been quite involved. I have the right to use the covers from the original Tor Books and Ace Books editions (and others) as advertising when they’re kept intact, but I don’t have the right to use the underlying artwork in a new cover. When my work reverted to me from the traditional publishers, it was re-released by newer publishers such as Peanut Press and Wildside Books, but the covers were sometimes fairly generic or rushed, even though I had a hand in a few of them.

A couple of years ago, a friend, Kavin King, and I decided that those covers were not as strong as they could be. Kavin has since worked as my art director, actively searching for new talent, people producing professional-quality work but who were new enough in the business that they would be willing to provide artwork at a price that made sense for re-issues. We found talented people like Sina Pakzad Kasra, Julian Faylona, Takumer Homma, and Charlie Pharis. In addition, we found Jorge Abalo Budczinski, who is one of many new artists making amazing use of Mandelbulb software to produce 3D fractal art.

Kavin took that original artwork and provided the cover layout design and title lettering. He also added DAZ Studio models in some cases. For the new SCAPECOPE cover we used Mandelbulb ourselves.

See the full interview at SFF World.