What really burns me up about
this is that in doing the art for the whole book, we had talked about trying to make him
quiet, mysterious, and evocative. Then after all that, we end up with BRIGHT YELLOW TYPE on the cover...so much for subtle and mysterious!
I think the one on the left,
when placed next to the one on the right, makes the real version look as garish and clumsy
as it really is. The whole idea for the cover was supposed to be that he was spying
on Maddy...hidden in a bush, barely visible. Yeah, I'm probably being a sensitive
primadonna about this, but I still think my version is better. I did learn something
though; fight like HELL when you really hate something they're doing to one of your
books. It's YOUR name on it, not theirs.