Crashed without a clue. Stranded on a strange world. Caught in the fight of their lives…
Waking Spero. A young adult sci-fi novel by IQ Malcolm. Cover wrap illustration and design by me, Rachel George.
This is the second cover wrap I’ve designed and illustrated for Ian, this time we’ve gone from dream-scapes of high seas and giant whales carrying entire cities on the backs to the endless deep of space. Alien planets and unforgiving strange landscapes await three teens with holes in their memories.
As soon as Ian sent me a description of his main character and their setting I immediately had a solid image in my head of the direction I wanted to go. And my first concept was pretty strong, Ian loved it and I was able to simply flesh out the original concept to get to the final result.
Sometimes covers go through multiple variations before landing on the approved concept, but this one was one of the occasions where it was almost perfect from the initial mock-up!