Friday, September 23, 2011


Baen has posted the cover for Mark Van Name's NO GOING BACK, the next book in his Jon and Lobo series. I did the cover art for this one. The book doesn't release until May 2012, but Amazon is already taking preorders. Since Baen has posted the full cover there, I figure it's OK to let you folks see the full cover art sans typography too.

Over the years, Baen has been well-known for a definitive brand of graphic design and cover art, but in recent months, they've been gradually expanding the look of their lineup, thanks to publisher Toni Weisskopf and designer Jennie Faries.

I'll post about the process of this cover art closer to the release date next year.


Blogger Jason Erik Lundberg said...

I LOVE this, John.

9:12 AM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Thanks, Jason! :)

10:58 AM  
Blogger Adrian Johnson said...

This is really nice, John! Very evocative! And it's a small thing, but I keep looking at the crumbling around his collarbone. That came out very well.

8:55 AM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

A-Train! Thank you, sir. Man, when the composition is that simple, NOTHING is a small thing. LOL

I appreciate the good word. :) Enjoyed the Struzan talk over at Sidebar. Need to go read Swain's Mike Golden piece when I get a break....

5:01 PM  

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