Trick Or Treat in July: Halloween Season Cover Reveal

July 23, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

100 days until Halloween, so today I've got a treat for you! First, I finally get to share with you the cover I created for Raw Dog Screaming Press for Lucy A. Snyder's Halloween Season. Ta-da!

Halloween Season By Lucy A Snyder, Cover by Lynne Hansen ArtHalloween Season By Lucy A Snyder, Cover by Lynne Hansen Art

Cool, huh?

Second, today the folks at Raw Dog Screaming Press are letting us get in a little early trick-or-treating. Visit all five of these blogs, and each one will drop a little something special in your treat bag!
 

Stop #1: Author Lucy A. Snyder (excerpt from Halloween Season)

Stop #2: Lynne Hansen Art (Congrats! You're already here! lol Keep on reading to see how you get my treat for you.)

Stop #3: Raw Dog Screaming Press (postcard promo pack)

Stop #4: Hook of a Book publicist Erin Sweet Al Mehairi (signed, hand-lettered Halloween poem)

Stop #5: John Edward Lawson (Halloween card and story)

 

My treat for you is a downloadable, printable bookmark of Lucy's upcoming book, complete with a little checklist of all the trick-or-treat blogs so you won't miss even one of them.

All you have to do is click here to download the bookmark.

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(Okay, technically you can also click right on the tiny bookmark to get to the folder where you can download the regular sized one. lol)

Spoiler alert: I give away free stuff all the time to the VIPs on my mailing list. Every month subscribers get a downloadable monthly Creepy Calendar, complete with brand new original art by me.

Chaos checking out some of the stickers I gave away last month to 13 lucky subscribers:

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And you get first dibs when I release new art, offer discounted premade book covers for sale (those always go REALLY fast) or do one of my super secret pop-up stores. And best of all, we get to keep in touch. I'll tell you what I've got going on, and you can email me back. We'll be stamp-free pen pals!

So if you'd like to join my VIP mailing list, click here to subscribe. I'll even send you a link to this month's Creepy Calendar.

July 2020 Creepy Calendar From Lynne Hansen ArtJuly 2020 Creepy Calendar From Lynne Hansen Art

 

But wait, there's more! Don't you want to know what inspired the art for Lucy's cover?

I always read the books I create art for, and the thing that struck me about Lucy's book was the underlying sense of magic and wonder inherent in so many of the pieces, dark and twisted as it may be, and I wanted to convey that in the art.

I thought it was really important that even as a tiny thumbnail, you could tell that the book was a collection of Halloween stories, even before you read the title. I also always ask for sample covers and/or art that the author loves, and Lucy's inspirations almost all contained pumpkins.

The ultimate inspiration for me though, was a really cool art project in Atlanta where I live called Tiny Doors ATL. Karen Anderson Singer, the artist behind Tiny Doors ATL, creates these amazing little 7-inch doors all over Atlanta, and each one conveys the spirit of the neighborhood, house, or busines where they reside. Here are a few cool ones:

 

Tiny Doors ATL installation at the 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points, Atlanta, Georgia. Photo courtesy of Mads Agostina.

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Tiny Doors ATL installation at the the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo courtesy of Atlanta Angel.

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Tiny Doors ATL installation on the Atlanta Beltline, the Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo courtesy of Tiny Doors ATL.

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For the cover for Halloween Season, I wondered where a Halloween-themed tiny door might be, and where it might lead.

Door DetailDoor Detail

I love jack-o-lanterns, so the obvious choice was a hallowed-out pumpkin.

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The tiny trick-or-treaters don't even notice the tiny hands in the window:

Halloween Season Hands DetailHalloween Season Hands Detail

Or the zombie creeping out from beneath the porch!

Halloween Season Zombie DetailHalloween Season Zombie Detail

Run, little trick-ortreaters, RUN!

 

This awesome collection of stories is now available for pre-order here:

Order direct from Raw Dog Screaming Press

BN.com

Amazon

 

You've now officially made it to Trick Or Treat Stop #2. Now pop on over to get your treats from these folks!

Stop #1: Author Lucy A. Snyder (excerpt from Halloween Season)

Stop #3: Raw Dog Screaming Press (postcard promo pack)

Stop #4: Hook of a Book publicist Erin Sweet Al Mehairi (signed, hand-lettered Halloween poem)

Stop #5: John Edward Lawson (Halloween card and story)

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