Saturday, August 30, 2008

Fast Forward 2: The Full Jacket

The full cover for Fast Forward 2.Artwork by John Picacio. Design by Jacqueline Cooke.

11 comments:

Rene said...

That cover is gorgeous. The painting is so beautiful and graphic. I love the bottom element on the back cover, the browned-out (that's a technical term!) hands. Good job by both John and Jacqueline.

Lou Anders said...

Very glad you like it. I too especially like the hands - and they way they extend to the bottom of the spine.

Jeff Carlson said...

Batman beats Iron Man, my weeping eyeballs... ;P

ces said...

Beautiful work by John, as always!

Didn't Jacqueline also do the design of the Killswitch series?

Lou Anders said...

Yes, she did, and many more. Jackie is one of three people in the Prometheus art department. The first two years of Pyr's existence, she did all design work (except for a few that credited Picacio as Illustration & Design). Now two other women also do some of the work, but Jackie has done a very significant percentage of Pyr covers.

Alvaro Zinos-Amaro said...

Dude, very cool indeed. The juxtaposition of cross and machine-gun (or futuristic fire-arm, lol) brings to mind the interior artwork of Nine Inch Nail's YEAR ZERO (outstanding album, btw). Does the religious iconography announce the anthology's inclusion of a story as biting as the first volume's "Jesus Christ, Reanimator" ? :-)

Alvaro

Lou Anders said...

Yes and no.
Yes in that there are some very biting stories in the book (including the final one).
No in that the cover does not reflect the events of a particular story.
It grew out of discussions about the point and purpose of SF that John Picacio and I were having - about SF's relevance, its need to engage the events of our time, its role in shaping those times. John discusses some of the inspirations for the cover here on his blog, including an illustration by Theophile Alexandre Steinlen featured on the cover of a late-1800's French magazine called Le Petit Sou.

Alvaro Zinos-Amaro said...

Very interesting, thanks for the link! Can't wait to receive FF2.

Lou Anders said...

Just went to the printer Friday!!!

ces said...

Hardback or paperback?

Lou Anders said...

Paperback. Hence no flaps.