Book cover: Weird Noir

Book cover created for a new weird noir anthology edited by K.A. Laity:

Weird Noir - book cover
image ©sljohnson2012


“On the gritty backstreets of a crumbling city, tough dames and dangerous men
trade barbs, witticisms and a few gunshots. But there’s a new twist where
urban decay meets the eldritch borders of another world: WEIRD NOIR.
Featuring thugs who sprout claws and fangs, gangsters with tentacles and the
occasional succubus siren. The ambience is pure noir but the characters
aren’t just your average molls and mugs—the vamps might just be vamps. It’s
Patricia Highsmith meets Shirley Jackson or Dashiell Hammett filtered
through H. P. Lovecraft. Mad, bad and truly dangerous to know, but
irresistible all the same.”

A nice review of this book can be found here:

“Some book covers are layered and highly detailed. This one is very simple but that is the beauty of it. Bold and clear with just a hint of weirdness. It sets up the rest of the book perfectly.”

I’m really pleased this image has had many favorable comments and reviews and even more pleased to announce the book (currently available through Amazon) will be available in paperback – this will be the first book cover I have created available in printed form.



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