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velocipede races close up

Velocipede Races Cover

This time last year I was reading a quick and fun book by Emily June Street called The Velocipede Races, preparing to illustrate its cover. The book centers around a young woman’s passion for cycling, is tinged with steampunky Victoriana, and is also digestibly feminist. In short, I totally enjoyed it and had no trouble finding inspiration to design its new cover. I decided to use a papercutting/scherenschnitte style and incorporate the corset, trying to capturing a mood… of a sporty lady craving to burst out of that delicate corset.

Here’s what I initially submitted to Elly Blue over at Microcosm Publishing:

velocipede races early design

To my surprise, the advance copy went black, which I’m glad was a temporary shift! It still looked… continue reading

Bikes in Space volume 2 cover art

Bikes in Space Illustration

In May, the bigger-than-a-zine zine Bikes in Space 2 came out of the prolific Elly Blue Publishing house. I was honored and quite thrilled to be the cover illustrator — especially once I saw it in print. So cool! It was my first book cover, ever! Kind of a wacky little thing, but it was fun to turn it out. Here you can see both issues together, with volume 2 on top.

Bikes in Space, volumes 1 and 2

Looks like just some letters and dots floating in space? How did I work in bikey-ness? Gotta open the cover wide to figure that one out. Since I’m a bit more of a dirt girl than a roadie, I took an outer space mountain biker, had her do a burnout… continue reading

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