Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A to Z Challenge: Don Maitz

The A to Z Challenge is a meme posting every day (except Sundays) in April. Check out the list of 2000+ participants and follow along for 26 days (and 26 letters) of fun. The 2-letter code after each blog name may help narrow your choices - (BO) is Books, (WR) is Writing, (PH) is Photography . . . and, if you're concerned about those NSFW pages, (AC) is Adult Content.

For my theme, I thought I'd do something I generally try very hard not to do, and that is judge a book by its cover. Yes, this year my A to Z Challenge is all about the cover artists who give the books we know and love so much damn shelf appeal.

Continuing through the alphabet, I feel bad relying on another cheat for our final  post, but there is a sort of poetic justice in featuring Don Maitz, a man whose name ends in Z, to end our A to Z:









A remarkable range of styles and techniques in his covers, with a consistent look to each series that's fresh and different from his other works. What's really interesting from a reader's perspective is also the ways in which he's partnered with Janny Wurts - their three Fionavar Tapestry covers, for example, are a collaboration that comprises a larger, richer picture.

You can check out his website here.

2 comments:

  1. That last one is rather whimsical.
    Congratulations on making it to the end of the Challenge, Bob!

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  2. I have nominated you and your blog for an award. Congratulations. Please stop by my blog on Sunday, May 4, 2014, for the details.

    Cool theme with the book covers.
    Stopping by from the #atozchallenge !
    @JLenniDorner

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