Recent posts tagged design


On Making A Good Thing Better (One Hopes)

A newly reworked cover for my forthcoming novel "Charisma" was months in the pondering and five minutes in the making.

The Jealous Guy Feedback Loop Blues

It's always important to recognize creative envy and work with it instead of against it.

Putting Tinsel On A Painting

Single images, strikingly chosen, make the best cover designs. More than that is tinsel on a painting.


Mind's Eye Theater, 2022 Edition

Every time I see an artist whose work makes me tell myself, "There's a story there," I know I'm on the right track.

Towards A More Lovely Dog Biscuit Package

"What makes dog biscuit packaging an unworthy object of a designer's attention as opposed to a museum catalog?"

A Splinter In The Mind's Eye

AI-generated imagery and CGI in general, and how the uncanny valley has many manifestations.

Look For Our New Facelift

Some design- and art-related thoughts on assembling a new Bootstrap 5-powered theme for this site.


How To Cover Yourself

My fifteen-minute guide to making professional-looking self-published book covers.

Legal Cheating In The Visual Cortex

How I got the new art for "Absolute Elsewhere" to cover the book's spine without completely reworking it.

The Beauty Of Doing Things Backwards

First design the cover, then write the book? Why not?


The New Look Of 'Summerworld'

After some puttering, I think I finally have a good new cover design for 'Summerworld'.

Glimpses Of The Near Future Shelf

A look at the upcoming "remastered" editions of my books "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned", "Welcome To The Fold", and "Flight Of The Vajra".

Remastering The Back Catalogue

On the progress of the reissue program for all my earlier books under the new Infinimata Press label.


Third Time's The Charm

The cover art for "Flight of the Vajra" approaches completion.


Eye of the Inferno Dept.

Tokyo Inferno has a slightly remodeled cover design!The old design, for reference:...

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